Canada:Stamp Honours Alberta Pioneer

\"\"Canada Post is issuing new stamps to mark Black History Month, including one that honours a former American slave who became a pioneer of Alberta\’s ranching industry.Born into slavery in South Carolina, John Ware travelled to Texas after the U.S. Civil War to become a cowhand.In 1882 he settled in what became Alberta after he was hired to bring a giant herd of cattle up to the Bar U Ranch.“John Ware was certainly one of those main builders of southern Alberta and the ranching community,” said Loraine Lounsberry, curator of Calgary\’s Glenbow Museum.After first living in the Calgary area, Ware established his own ranch in the Foothills in 1890 and later near Brooks, east of the city.

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