Samuel Henry Harkwood Livingston- 1831
At seventeen Sam
was bold and sailed to America
to find fortune
The gold rush in California
lured determined men with opportune
he panned along the North Saskatchewan River
Panning in poor
weather was treacherous- his family now quiver.
One freezing day,
Sam arrived on the river bank at Pakan they say
He was barely
alive, quick, take him in said Jane feeling dismay.
Little did she
guess that he would be her loving partner for life
He took her to Calgary
to start a new life that was safer, less strife.
He prospered by
leaps and bounds with pigs and farm machines
New produce and acquiring
cattle fulfilled his ambitious dream.
various venues was recorded in history books
Sam was charismatic,
flamboyant, a tall man with good looks.
Being the First
Farmer in Calgary brought respect
Director of the Calgary District Agricultural Society
-Taking grain and
vegetables to the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
needed; he formed the Alberta Settlers Rights Association.
The Calgary Branch of the Canadian North West Territories Stock Association
And serving as a
School Board Trustee were his Civic donations.
delegate to the Conservative Party Convention acquired
His gold strike on
the South Saskatchewan River finally transpired!
Written By Carol
Howard Vulliamy- 2009
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online