Howdy, the first three stops on my 2016 Cowboy Trail Tour were terrific. The first day, I spent the afternoon with the fine folks at the Galt Historic Railway Park just north of the U.S. border in Sterling Alberta.
What’s fantastic is that they moved the original 1890 train station found on the Canadian/U.S. border and turned it into a terrific museum! Also, I learned that the inmates from the Lethbridge Correctional Services helped with lots of the work to make it happen! I plan to write a song about the great historic station and sing it for the inmates in Lethbridge, something one of my heroes Johnny Cash did!
Second stop the following night, I was joined by my Dusty Saddle Gang band in the heart of the Cowboy Trail in Turner Valley! What made the packed event that much more special was that the band performed at the Grand Opening of the Country Store Diner! Lots of highlights but performing my crowd pleasing song “We Got Oil” that features Turner Valley’s May 14th, 1914 oil discovery was one of my favorites, apart from the great cake Curtis the owner of Country Store Diner served up to an appreciative crowd!
Third stop, which was slightly off the Cowboy Trail, saw me performing on the Aspen Crossing Train for a three hour sunset journey! The hospitality of Jason and his crew in Mossleigh was fabulous and the train robbers added some great action to the terrific evening on the historic train ride! One of the many highlights was performing my Cowboy Trail Song joined by the sheriffs on the train!
Until next time HAPPY TRAILS from Alberta’s History Wrangler
Rob Lennard, also known as “the History Wrangler,” combines his passion for Alberta history with his love of entertaining. He provides memorable experiences as he educates audience members throughout Alberta about the province’s history.