Welling Station

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Welling Station is located in Alberta
Welling Station
Welling Station
Location of Welling Station in Alberta

Welling Station is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Cardston County.[1]

Welling Station is located on the southeast side of Highway 5 approximately 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) south of Highway 5's intersection with Highway 52. The hamlet is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Welling, 22 kilometres (14 mi) south of Lethbridge, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Raymond and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northeast of Magrath.

Historic site[edit]

Welling Station is the historic site of rodeo's first side-delivery bucking chute.[2] In 1916, rancher John W. Bascom and his sons moved to Welling Station, running cattle along Pot Hole Creek.[3] The family produced weekend rodeos on the Bascom Ranch where they designed and made their bucking chute.[4][5] Bascom and his sons - Raymond "Tommy", Melvin, Earl and Weldon - have all been honored in Canada and the United States in halls of fame as rodeo pioneers and for their contributions to the sport of rodeo.[6] Earl Bascom later became a famous western artist and sculptor.[7]

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Coordinates: 49°27′24″N 112°47′13″W / 49.45667°N 112.78694°W / 49.45667; -112.78694 (Welling Station)