“Singing a Cowboy Song” is Volume 5 in the series THE VROOMS OF THE FOOTHILLS. This book brings to life favourite songs of cowboys and homesteaders.
The author weaves her and other’s memories into the broader historical narrative. Using photos, Ellis recounts the social history of the settling of southwest Alberta. It was a grand era, the likes of which won’t be seen again.
Over 300 photos and 5 maps illustrate the stories of ‘Nichemoos’, wife of Kootenai Brown, oil prospectors and oil wells, miners and mines, trails and mountain passes, sweethearts and brides, churches, musicians and fun.
The photos celebrate those who lived near Beaver Mines, Cowley, Fishburn, Lundbreck, Mountain View, Pincher Creek, Twin Butte and Waterton Park.