ALBERTA GOVERNMENT LANDS—Is there much vacant land in Alberta, Canada?
There is lots of vacant land in Alberta. The country lying south of the Saskatchewan and west of the Cypress Hills is principally settled by stockmen and considered too dry for successful farming, although there are some who are successful with mixed farming and stock raising. Sheep men float their bands on the open range all winter without corral or sheds but have to contend with some quite severe storms, which are only of two or three days duration. Alberta is very windy and the prairies are seldom covered with very deep snow, for it generally blows into the creeks before it has time to settle. I do not think it gets any colder there than it does in Minnesota or the Dakotas. I have never seen but few days that a man could not ride over the prairie, and I am speaking from five years of experience. I left there three years ago.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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