John Ware, Canada’s Legendary Cowboy (1845-1905)
When I was a teenager, I heard the call “Go West Young Man”.
And so I did.
From 1977 to 1979, I had the privilege of living in Calgary, Alberta during its boom years. The city was thriving. Everything was possible. It was like magic to me. I had never seen real mountains. I had never seen a sky as blue and never-ending as I saw there. And I had never experienced how vast and awesome Canada really is. It was a formative moment for me moving from suburban Toronto to the wild west of Calgary. Well, it wasn’t that wild. But it was new and wonderful for me.
During part of that time, I stayed in a rooming house belonging to a very kind elderly woman who rented out rooms for students attending a nearby community college.
Miss Janet (Nettie) Ware
Her best friend was a woman by the name of Janet (Nettie) Ware, the daughter of Canada’s most legendary cowboy - John...
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