Kean, Arthur David "Cowboy"

KEAN, Arthur David "Cowboy," rodeo promoter, pioneer filmmaker (b 26 Feb 1882, Emerson, MB; d 1961, Toronto, ON). The son of a US Army horse broker, he spent most of his childhood in the western American states. In 1897 he returned to Canada with his family and became a hunter, trapper and transporter in the BC Interior. He participated in the first Calgary Stampede in 1912. Soon after, he settled in VANCOUVER where he combined RODEO promotion with motion picture production (see FILMMAKING...

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