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Canadian Encyclopedia: Rodeo site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Rodeo
This article describes the origin of the word 'rodeo' and the history of the sport. There is a description of rodeo in the Canadian West as well as summaries of some of the events. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/rodeo/

 
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Archives site description for Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Archives
Explore these photographs, programs, catalogues, corporate records, and other historical documents from the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Archives. 
http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/cesa

 
Alberta: Home, Home on the Plains site description for Alberta: Home, Home on the Plains
This site describes Alberta's history of settlement, rural life and why it was considered the land of opportunity. Explore aspects of Alberta's early history through images, text and CKUA Radio Network's Heritage Trails. 
http://wayback.archive-it.org:8080/2217/20101208160548/http://www.abheritage.ca/pasttopresent/en/index.html

 
Glenbow Museum site description for Glenbow Museum
This is the official site of Calgary's Glenbow Museum. It contains a wealth of information on Alberta's history, particularly native history. It includes a number of pictures and documents from the archives; Glenbow is a museum, art gallery, library and archives. 
http://www.glenbow.org/

 
Legends of Our Times - Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau site description for Legends of Our Times - Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau
"Throughout the ages, Northern Plains and Plateau peoples have had a special relationship with the horse, dog and buffalo. This relationship enabled them to adapt to ranching and rodeo life. Today, the pride and spirit of the "Horse People" live on." [site] 
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/rodeo/rodeo01e.shtml

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Ranching History site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Ranching History
Learn more about the history of ranching, including some prominent figures in ranching history. There are also a few photos of contemporary and historic ranching. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/ranching-history/

 
Cowboy Culture site description for Cowboy Culture
"Two grade 3 classes from Red Deer Lake School, a grade 2/3 class from Millarville School, and students in grade 6 & 8 from McLaren School worked together on an inquiry study into the culture, the challenges and the future of the cowboy. The untold stories, poems and memories of cowboy life are retold... 
http://www.galileo.org/cowboyculture/index.htm

 
Stampede School: The Calgary Stampede and Treaty 7 Nations site description for Stampede School: The Calgary Stampede and Treaty 7 Nations
This highly interactive site, filled with photos and videos, explores the Treaty 7 First Nations involvement with the Calgary Stampede. 
http://www.galileo.org/stampedeschool/index.htm

 
Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame site description for Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame is housed in Ponoka, Alberta. From the website, you can look at Hall of Fame inductees from 1981 to the current year as well as find information about some rodeo legends. The inductees include both cowboys and significant rodeo animals. 
http://www.canadianprorodeohalloffame.com/index.php

 
The Mavericks site description for The Mavericks
"Explore History through Artifacts - Examine over 700 artifacts, historic photographs, documents and maps that help tell Alberta's story." [site introduction] 
http://www.glenbow.org/mavericks/

 
Calgary Stampede - image trail site description for Calgary Stampede - image trail
"Experience the excitement of the Calgary Stampede, the premier Western event in Canada, featuring images of wild horse racing, bronco riding, and calf roping. Meet First Nations people in the Indian village." [site] This is an Image Trail from Images Canada.  
http://www.imagescanada.ca/009005-116-e.php?trail=trail13&PHPSESSID=ccujbf0cuq7uqbk2qv657tuem4

 
Friends of the Bar U Ranch Association site description for Friends of the Bar U Ranch Association
Officially open in 1995, this ranch explores the history of the ranching industry and its significant role in the settlement of Alberta. This website contains the history, photos, and special event details related to the activities that take place at the ranch. 
http://www.friendsofthebaru.com/index.htm
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