BRANDS OF THE CATTLE COUNTRY

The long-time cattle brand board located at the downtown BMO has found a new home.

Produced in 1959 by Medicine Hat’s downtown branch of the Bank of Montreal (BM0), this custom made display piece features 172 different area cattle brands along with the names of their owners, with each done on individual pieces of specially cut and mounted leather. By association to Medicine Hat’s Cypress Club, originally established by local businessmen and ranchers in 1903, it was decided this historical piece needed a new home, this would be done on official loan, and Medicine Hat’s Cypress Club was the most appropriate location.

On Tuesday, 19 June 2018 BMO Branch Manager Ann Renee Lasante officially turned over this special historical piece to Ken Montgomery, Cypress Club President. The Brand Board will be installed in the Cypress Club’s historical poker room where many local ranchers have and continue to sit and play. Recognition of this historical partnering event will also be acknowledged by a special photographic display in the downtown BMO branch and the Cypress Club.

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