Trailblazer – Hughie Long ~ From Homeless to Halls of Fame

By Tom Reardon   Considering Hughie Long’s traumatic childhood, he could have been a sour, bitter person. Instead, he took a path that led to three Hall of Fame inductions, and there’s a road in Cresson, Texas, named in his honour. He was born in Battleford, Saskatchewan, in 1907. His family had a farm west …

Trailblazer ~ Joachim Fromhold

By Tim Lasiuta   He was a leader whose keen interest and pride in his heritage led to a wealth of Aboriginal cultural and historical associations preserving Aboriginal history.   Joachim (Joe) Fromhold of the Asini Wachi Nehiyawak was born in Germany on Jan 15, 1947, to Mina and Willi Fromhold. His lineage has been …

John J. Bowlen

From PEI to Buckingham Palace By Tom Reardon John James Bowlen quite possibly took the most diverse route ever travelled from P. E. I. to Buckingham Palace. Visiting the Queen in her house was not a lifelong ambition, but here’s how it came to be. He was born on the family farm near Cardigan, P.E.I., …

Trailblazers ~ Hank Snow

The Singing Ranger ~ by Fred Hauck When we think of singing cowboys, we think Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and here in Canada, we add Wilf Carter (also known as Montana Slim) and Clarence Eugene Snow. If the name C.E. Snow doesn’t ring a bell, maybe his stage name of Hank Snow might. Hank …