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Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen

 

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is history like you haven't heard it before. These are whiskey-soaked, rough and tumble biographies about larger than life figures who shaped southern Alberta in the tumultuous late 1800s.

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John Ware, legendary cowboy

The story of a former American slave who became a legendary cowboy and rancher in southern Alberta.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:12]


Jerry Potts, warrior, scout, legend

The story of a sharp-shooting scout with Blackfoot and Scottish heritage, who came to the aid of the North West Mounted Police when they first arrived in southern Alberta. A diplomat and a warrior, Potts bridged two cultures.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:18]


Deerfoot, the human thunderbolt

The story of a Blackfoot runner once considered the 'fastest in the West.' Robbed of his greatest victory, Deerfoot's career brought out the best and worst of early Calgary.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:31]


D.W. Davis, soldier, whisky trader, politician

The story of an American Civil War soldier and whisky trader who became Alberta's first member of parliament. Davis was a master of reinvention.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:32]


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The story of a 'notorious' madam who ran brothels in early Calgary, when the prostitution business was booming.

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