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Free pancake breakfasts, free barbecues and impromptu street parties were hosted at countless outdoor venues around town‌ western hospitality at its finest and a surefire Stampede staple.

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Saloon-type restaurants did a roaring trade happily serving up large plates of steak and eggs to customers from early morning ‘til late at night. White Stetsons, cowboy boots and blue jeans were de rigueur as everyone got in on the act to celebrate Stampede week. Calgary residents and visitors alike lived and breathed in a bygone western era, which then, as now, remains the true essence of the Calgary Stampede. But what exactly is the Calgary Stampede and how did it come to symbolize and define Calgary as Stampede City, hosting the largest, richest, most successful rodeo festival in the world? Photo Credit: Pixabay.com

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Ranch & Reserve Magazine Vol 1 Issue 8  

Catch the 'Top 5 Reasons a Guest Ranch is a HOT Destination' for your summer reading! Also includes features on Texas wines, The Green Door...

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Catch the 'Top 5 Reasons a Guest Ranch is a HOT Destination' for your summer reading! Also includes features on Texas wines, The Green Door...

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