XL Chuckwagon

Here’s another relic of the past.  The XL Ranch was across the Bow River from our winter pastures, and this old chuckwagon was still around when I was young.  The Centennial of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Assoc. in 1996 was good for anyone who still knew how to build these utilitarian units since many big ranches had new ones built to take on the big cattle drive across the British Block north of Medicine Hat that year. 

When the west was being settled, these kitchens on wheels rolled with the cattle (and the cowboys who worked with them), and the grumpy old cooks were the most popular guys in camp….famous for their talent with bacon, biscuits and beans.

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

One thought on “XL Chuckwagon

  1. Ross Lynem

    Hi Gena. My but you are prolific. I am now trying to think of what to paint! Smile! This wagon is cool and i love the story you painted along with it. I can surely see the grumpy old cook, cigarette dangling from his mouth, ashes dropping in the beans, slinging food into tin pans. Lovely work.


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