Douglas Lake Ranch : Empire of Grass

Douglas Lake Ranch: Empire of Grass

Donna Yoshitake Wuest, Joe W. Gardner
$50.00


Explore the rich history of Canada’s largest ranch.

Douglas Lake is the largest ranch in Canada, encompassing over one million acres of BC’s south-central interior, and thousands of people have worked there since it was founded in the mid 1880s. Douglas Lake now includes BC’s first cattle ranch, Alkali Lake Ranch, as well as Circle S Ranch, Quilchena Ranch, Riske Creek Ranching and the infamous Gang Ranch. It has had a succession of wealthy owners including Charles “Chunky” Woodward of Woodward’s Stores and current owner, US real estate and sports mogul Stan Kroenke. It has recreational facilities and is known for hosting celebrity guests like Prince Philip, billionaire media mogul Malcolm Forbes and others but, as this book shows, it is a serious working cattle ranch.

Having grown up on a BC ranch, author Donna Yoshitake Wuest brings an insider’s understanding to the subject. Working closely with the ranch’s long-time manager, Joe Gardner, she provides a detailed history from its founding by John Douglas 140 years ago, through innovations in quarter horse breeding and deer farming to helicopter cowboying. Together, Wuest and Gardner provide a fascinating account of the day-to-day operations of a large modern ranch as it faces the challenges of running an integrated cattle, forestry and recreational business. The book is rich with stories about the ranch’s wealthy owners, celebrity guests and hard-working cowhands.


 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781990776427
Hardback
8 in x 10 in - 224 pp
Publication Date: 25/11/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS006050-HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / British Columbia (BC),TEC003020-TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry,BUS007000-BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General 
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Explore the rich history of Canada’s largest ranch.

Douglas Lake is the largest ranch in Canada, encompassing over one million acres of BC’s south-central interior, and thousands of people have worked there since it was founded in the mid 1880s. Douglas Lake now includes BC’s first cattle ranch, Alkali Lake Ranch, as well as Circle S Ranch, Quilchena Ranch, Riske Creek Ranching and the infamous Gang Ranch. It has had a succession of wealthy owners including Charles “Chunky” Woodward of Woodward’s Stores and current owner, US real estate and sports mogul Stan Kroenke. It has recreational facilities and is known for hosting celebrity guests like Prince Philip, billionaire media mogul Malcolm Forbes and others but, as this book shows, it is a serious working cattle ranch.

Having grown up on a BC ranch, author Donna Yoshitake Wuest brings an insider’s understanding to the subject. Working closely with the ranch’s long-time manager, Joe Gardner, she provides a detailed history from its founding by John Douglas 140 years ago, through innovations in quarter horse breeding and deer farming to helicopter cowboying. Together, Wuest and Gardner provide a fascinating account of the day-to-day operations of a large modern ranch as it faces the challenges of running an integrated cattle, forestry and recreational business. The book is rich with stories about the ranch’s wealthy owners, celebrity guests and hard-working cowhands.


 

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Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781990776427
Hardback
8 in x 10 in - 224 pp
Publication Date: 25/11/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: HIS006050-HISTORY / Canada / Provincial, Territorial & Local / British Columbia (BC),TEC003020-TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry,BUS007000-BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General 
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