John Ware Black rancher and family southern Alberta 1896
From left to right, these people are Mildred Ware, her son Robert, her daughter Nettie, and her husband John Ware. John Ware was originally from South Carolina where he was born into a slave family. When he grew up he became a successful rancher in Alberta. As well as being remembered for his ranching skills and horsemanship, he is also recalled for starting the art of steer-wrestling twenty years before it was introduced at the Calgary Stampede.
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