TEAM OF 30 ANIMALS HAUL HEAVY WHEAT LOAD (Oct, 1923)

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TEAM OF 30 ANIMALS HAUL HEAVY WHEAT LOAD

Driving single-handed a team of 20 horses and 10 mules, hitched to a wagon train loaded with more than 1,000 bushels of wheat, Ralph Morehouse, of Alberta, has established what is said to be a record in western Canada. The trip was made recently over a 22-mile stretch from his ranch near Buffalo Hills to a grain elevator at Vulcan, Alta., where, without unhitching any of the animals, the entire load was disposed of in 1 hour 17 minutes. In turning corners, Morehouse, ignoring the leading teams, swung the hind teams over the pulling cable and started them in the proper direction. These animals would then pull the lead teams until they, too, were headed in the direction desired. About 2,000 persons gathered to watch the performance.

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  1. Blurgle says: April 30, 20073:31 am

    The Buffalo Hills are located just south of Arrowwood, Alberta, so his trek would have roughly taken the same route as the current Highways 24 and 23.

    This would be the route, approximately.

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