Robert had stores and a stagecoach line and on the path of the stagecoach he owned property along it and he owned the property to keep fresh horses there rather than keep them at other peoples places. My great-grandfather ran the stage coach for awhile until he came to Alberta to homestead. He told a lot of stories. They were a fairly wealthy family. My great-grandfather had racehorses up here for awhile. My mom remembers one horse named Girly that ran in Calgary that was kinda ornery and he had a hard time finding a jockey for her but she was a pretty good runner.