Coyote Flats: Celebrating the Heritage of the Prairies


Agriculture has a very rich tradition that involves adversity and hardship. Today we view adversity as a dip in the futures market or the air conditioning suddenly breaking down. But the adversity faced by the pioneers is like nothing we experience today. It was mentally and physically exhausting; there was no infrastructure, just a vision and dream of what could be.

Coyote Flats, a historical pioneer village at Picture Butte’s Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum, held its Harvest Days this past weekend. Shaun Haney caught up with Ron Svanes, club president to talk about why celebrating our pioneer past is important and what he hopes people get out of events like this.

We will have more content from Harvest Days soon. In the meantime, check out our photos from the event!

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