Beginning with the Indians, attired in all the regalia of their native dress, the parade followed with pioneer missionaries who had brought the gospel to the red man from earliest days; Hudson's Bay Company factors and traders with their Red River carts; the whiskey traders and smugglers; veterans of the original North-West Mounted Police, who came to Alberta in 1874; and the pioneer cowmen
, ranch owners, chuckwagons, roundup cooks and their cavy or loose band of saddle horses.
of old did the come-along-little-doggie routine and when they a got to town were probably smart to drink some of the trail dust down, get a bath with soap and maybe visit the painted ladies.
However, in the late 80s, the Taylors were forced to lay off one of their two cowmen
- Bill, a man in his 60s who had worked at the farm since his schooldays.
That is to say nothing of the actual job itself because, as many members tell me, it is extremely difficult to get cowmen
Originally the Chuck Wagon Trailers were a social order, they were cowmen
of the 19th century, and had worked on the range before 1901.
to vice president of western service operations for WGES.