“Before corndogs, fireworks and packed grandstands, there were frontier families working together to settle new land, innovate the cattle business and build strong communities — they lived the stories at the heart of the Stampede spirit we celebrate each year…”

Celebrate the Calgary Stampede in a year of social distancing our favourite way . . . with books! Head over to UToday to discover how scholars bring historical characters to life and explore the roots of ranching in Alberta —  the real heart of the Calgary Stampede.