George Lane

George Lane, rancher (b near Des Moines, Iowa 6 Mar 1856; d at Bar U Ranch, near Pekisko, Alta 24 Sept 1925). Lane came to the Canadian West from Montana in 1883 and was hired as a ranch foreman by the North West Cattle Co. In 1891 he went into the stock business for himself and, with the 1905 purchase of the Bar U Ranch, became the owner of one of the largest ranches in Alberta. Lane also developed one of the continent's outstanding Percheron breeding herds and was one of the "Big Four" who organized the first CALGARY STAMPEDE.