A Young Adult's Guide to the Canadian West

A Young Adult's Guide to the Canadian West



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781896209722
Publisher: Bayeux Arts, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 10 Years

About the Author

Don Brestler was born in Calgary, Alberta, in the middle of the Dirty Thirties where he received most of his schooling; he spend much of his subsequent life in Cardston, Alberta. He showed a definite interest in western and wild-life art at an early age. At eighteen he became a cowboy in the large, old time Knight Ranch located on the Milk River ridge of Southern Alberta. He cowboyed for a number of years at various ranches, the last bein McIntyre Ranch, south of Magrath, Alberta. For five summers Don wrangled and packed horses in the Rocky Mountains for the late Andy Russell and Dave Simpson. He occasionally rode broncs in a few of the local and small-town rodeos, the largest being the Calgary Stampede.

He has illustrated and written articles for the Canadian cattleman  magazine, and has also served as a constable in the Calgary City Police Force for seven years. He is now retired and llives with his wife in Twin Butte, Alberta.

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