Milestones In Black History: Day 8February 8, 2016
Today G98.7FM celebrates the achievements of African-American cowboy John Ware, best remembered for his ability to ride and train horses and for bringing the first cattle to southern Alberta in 1882, helping to create that province’s important ranching industry.
It is said that he was never tossed from a wild horse and that he popularized steer wrestling, which would then become a highlight of the annual Alberta rodeo known as the Calgary Stampede.
Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp featuring John Ware, to celebrate Black History Month back in 2012.
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