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NOV 2023 Newsletter

Bar U Ranch - Soul of the Canadian West

Imagine endless expanse, green rolling foothills, mountains towering on the western horizon…  Picture 160,000 acres of unfenced grassland, 30,000 head of grazing cattle, 1,000 head of top blood Percherons. This is the way it was for the world renowned Bar U - one of the first, most successful and most enduring large scale ranching operations in Canada.

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.
 Let it not be for present delight nor for the present use alone.
Let it be such work as our descendents will thank us for.”

- John Ruskin
Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association

The role of the "Friends of the Bar U" is one of stewardship of the Bar U ranch; promoting understanding of the history of ranching, and demonstrating historical ranching practises.

'The Friends' are comprised of members of the community and together with Parks Canada, had the Bar U Ranch officially designated an historic site.  As a registered non-profit organization, they work 'to further public awareness and understanding of the site, and to protect it for the benefit, education and enjoyment of present and future generations.'

Bar U Ranch
Friends of the Bar U Historic Ranch Association
Box 82 Longview, Alberta T0L 1H0
1 403 395-3044
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