Cowboy Rebellion

Donald’s Round-Up, which featured a horse show, races, chariot and chuckwagon races, horse pulling, and baseball looks to have been a huge success, but was “slightly marred” by what was thought to be the first sit down strike in Alberta.  The bronco and steer riders appear to have demanded day money in addition to the prizes as advertised, and staged the strike.  The solution was sharp and swift – the events were canceled.  Later, $1 was given to each of forty boys who would come out of the chutes riding the steers, likely the prize money.

Researched & written by Kathryn Auger

Grande Prairie Herald ~ August 20, 1937

Grande Prairie Herald ~ August 20, 1937