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Blazing the Old Cattle Trail by  Grant MacEwan - First Edition 1st Printing - 1962 - from Fully Booked (SKU: 001031)

Blazing the Old Cattle Trail

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Blazing the Old Cattle Trail

by MacEwan, Grant

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Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1962. BOOK: Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Lightly Creased; Moderately Chipped; Lightly Soiled; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. SYNOPSIS: With the publication of Blazing the Old Cattle Trail, author Grant MacEwan has made an important contribution to the preservation of the history of the Old West. As in the case of Fifty Mighty Men published by Modern Press in 1957, many of the people and the episodes in Blazing the Old Cattle Trail have not existed in written records, but have been known largely as the folklore of the districts concerned. Grant MacEwan has done an admirable job of research in getting these gripping stories of pioneer hardship and ingenuity and courage in shape to publish. The series was published originally in weekly instalments in The Western Producer. Shortly after the first few episodes appeared, reader response was such that there remained no doubt as to the future of the series - between hard covers. Grant MacEwan, onetime agricultural editor of The Western Producer, was born in Manitoba of pioneer parents. In 1915, the family moved to a farm near Melfort, Saskatchewan, where the growing lad completed his primary education. Grant MacEwan graduated in agriculture in Ontario in 1926, and took up post-graduate studies in Iowa. He received a staff appointment at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon following completion of his post-graduate work, and became head of the department of animal husbandry at that institution. Altogether, he spent 18 years as a university professor in Saskatchewan, and in 1946 became Dean of the faculty of agriculture at the University of Manitoba. He resigned in 1951 to divide his time between writing and public service. Well known as a competent livestock judge, and as a lecturer on topics pertaining to agriculture and conservation, Grant MacEwan's special interest has been the early development of Western Canadian farm settlement. In this his latest book, his affection for the cattle and the horses and the people who took part in the development of the livestock branch of the industry are plainly evident. That affection, and Grant MacEwan's skill and patience as writer and researcher, combine to make Blazing the Old Cattle Trail an absorbing chronicle of the Old West. CONTENTS: Trail Dust In Other Lands; Adam and Eve of The Cattle Kingdom; The Dousman Drives; Sleep for the Settlement; English Stallion for Red River; Longhorns and Shorthorns of Manitoba Trails; Cattle on Mountain Trails; We'll Drive 'Em to San Francisco; The Trail from Stowaway to Cattle King; Christianity and Cows; First in the Bow Valley; The Unpopular Police Cattle; Tom Lynch on the Longhorn Trail; The Cochrane Cattle; Cattle and Cowboys for the Bar U; Oxley - One of the Great Names; Horse Trouble on the Trail; Benton Bronks for Regina; Northward Toward Saskatoon; The Senator's Sheep; Second Flock of Collective Cussedness; Thoroughbreds on the Hoot Owl Trail; Hull's Horses; Eighteen Thousand Sheep; Trail to the Yukon; Over the Trail of Rotting Horse Meat; Billy Henry on the Dalton Trail; Moose Jaw to Dawson City; The Trail to Disaster; Honeymoon Behind the Herd; Peddling Bronks on the Winnipeg Trail; Uncle Tony and the Turkey Track; "A Horseman Called Bowlen"; The Big Pig Drive to Gleichen; Eppard's Unparalleled Sheep Drive; Other Drives - Bees, Bears and Bulls.. First Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Illus. by Wm. W. Perehudoff. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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Blazing the Old Cattle Trail
MacEwan, Grant
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For a good portion of the 1990's, our family was interested in the idea of entering the used book business. We are all avid readers, book lovers, and book collectors who cannot pass a bookstore without popping in. Family trips to the library and our local used bookstore were a regularity while growing up. With each of us having interests in different genres (with a little overlapping here and there), we cover a lot of bases. The thought of having a store of our own was appealing, and the hunt was on - both for stock and a location.
We thought to combine under one roof many different things that would appeal to readers and book lovers. Not only used books, but some new items as well. Bookmarks (to ward off dog-eared pages), bookends (to keep those out-of-control collections under control), bookplates (to label books on the "Can I borrow that?" circuit to ensure that they always found their way home), book repair tape (to lend a helping hand to collectors with tattered favourites in their collections), and so on. With an interest in book-themed knick knacks as well, we had two sides to our would-be business: books and knick-knacks. Hence the business was born.
In the early part of 1998 we bought a commercial property, and in the summer we first opened our doors in a storefront in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. With start-up stock consisting of a garage full of books hand-picked for just such a venture that we purchased from someone who changed their plans, we were in business.
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But times, people, places, and lives change and after several years in our storefront we made a change of our own - in 2004 we relocated to the internet. Now a home-based business in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, we are gradually bringing our inventory online here.
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