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Alberta, Canada Homestead: Rounding Up Cows on a Steer

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By Capper's Staff | Jan 31, 2013

On his homestead in Alberta, Canada,
my father built a log cabin with an attic. We nine children all slept there and
in the cold winter we played up there.

As soon as we had cattle on our farm, my brother trained a
young steer to ride. Our cattle grazed on the open range, and in the evening
one of us children would ride the steer to round up our milk cows.

Mrs. S. B. Ringles
Cloverdale, Oregon

Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the
then
Capper’s Weekly asking for readers
to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from
early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from
grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were
received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first
My Folks title –
My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon
hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the
My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true
tales from Capper’s readers, and
we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community.

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