Tag Archives: Canadian History

The Horsemen, ch.V

Just before sunset Doak came in to the stables. “How’s it going? He asked half sitting, half leaning on a double stack of hay. “Was it worth it?” He said, smiling. “You bet, did you even see her?” Russell stood … Continue reading

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The Horsemen, ch. IV

The barracks began to buzz as the trumpeter blew reveille. As usual over the past four and a half weeks the N.C.O instructors, assisted by the recruits assigned to fire patrol duty at that hour, roused the barracks. The fire … Continue reading

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The Horsemen, ch. III

The next morning at reveille Doak was not in his bunk, and his blankets, pea coat and jacket were still missing. The Troop assembled in Sleigh square and marched off to breakfast at the division mess behind the barracks, no … Continue reading

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The Horsemen, ch. II

Russell closed the door behind him and headed out to the front of the building. A seven seater McLaughlin- Buick with its cloth roof up was idling across the street. The man behind the wheel looked over, saw Russ and smiled. “You … Continue reading

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The Horsemen, ch. I

The train coming from the northwest pulled into Regina as the sun finally dipped below the horizon behind it. Wheels screeching and smoke belching from the stack atop the engine three cars forward, a young man jumped off the steps … Continue reading

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The Burial Legend of Sam Steele, part II: What really happened and why it matters.

I figured the best way to throw back the curtain on what really happened during Sam Steele’s funeral procession was to ask some questions. First I wanted to revisit the legend and take a look at it’s development and significance. … Continue reading

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The Burial Legend of Sam Steele

The legend begins something like this. Sam Steele, icon of Canadian history, died in his sleep of complications from Spanish Influenza at the age of 70, on January 30, 1919. His funerary cortege on February 1st was a procession with … Continue reading

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