Bronco Busters and Hay Sloops
Ranching in the west in the early 20th century
by Ken Mather
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5.5? x 8.5?, paperback, 224 pages,
black-and-white photos throughout
Yee-ha! Great stories from the good old days in the BC Interior. Meet cowboys and ranchers from around Douglas Lake, Williams Lake and the Okanagan.
Cowboy soldiers, bronc busters, upper-crust Englishmen and strong, capable women are at the heart of this account of ranching in the West from the start of the First World War until 1960.
Ken Mather takes the reader inside sprawling ranches, which were
self-contained communities in themselves, and small family-run homesteads scratched out of the wilderness.
Joe Coutlee, cow boss of the Douglas Lake ranch, whose booming voice gave him the nickname ?Roaring Bill?;
Grover Hance, who roped one of his men and tied him to a tree until he sobered up;
Florence ?Bunch? Trudeau, whose pet moose got a little too big for comfort;
Ollie Matheson, one of the only women to ride in the Williams Lake Stampede?s death-defying Mountain Race; and more!