Bar U Ranch

statueA brief stop along the trail at the Bar U Ranch in Alberta is almost a must. The ranch is a National Historic Site and at one time encompassed 157,960 acres of deeded and leased land in cattle country. The photo is of a statue of George Lane inspired by a Charlie Russell painting. Mr. Lane arrived from Montana in 1884 and became foreman of the North West Cattle Company. In 1902 he and some partners purchased the Bar U. The scene depicted by the statue represents a true story of Lane’s encounter with wolves. George Lane is best remembered as one of the “Big Four” who underwrote the first Calgary Stampede in 1912.

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