STK-ID 32060

HAS of prairie between trees. HA PAN of prairies, trees. MS of small sign "Fort Walsh" seen through strands of barbed wire. Shot of cornerstone of NWMP Graburn Detachment stationed there between 1886 and 1893. Rear shot of herd of cattle being driven slowly by cowboys. LS of horses silhouetted against sky. MS of ranch gate ornamented with animals skulls. Closer PAN of gate. TILT DOWN from top of trees to forest floor. Shot of group of Girl Guides in forest listening to guide. MS of tree roots in forest, of fungus growth on root, of Cypress Lake, twisted willows on lakeshore. MS of plaque in honour of NWMP constable Graburn, first Mountie to be killed in West, November 1879. Sequence showing birds' nests on cliff, PANs of cliff face. CU of nests. LSs of Fort Walsh, crosses on hill, cemetery. Two shots of cowboys standing by corral fence, sitting on fence. Various shots at fair showing usual rodeo events, bronc-busting, calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing, bulldogging. Shots of cow riding.


Excerpt from
Cypress Hills
Cypress Lake
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080