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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  2. ^ "First rodeo champion inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame › Westwind Weekly". www.westwindweekly.com.
  3. ^ http://www.rigginsnrhymes.com/the-riggin-a-little-of-the-history/
  4. ^ "Earl Bascom - Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine". cowboycountrymagazine.com. 1 November 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.cardstonhistoricalsociety.org/galleries/county/029_Ch%206%202015.pdf
  6. ^ "Father of modern rodeo inducted into Hall of Fame - The Western Producer". producer.com. 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Rodeo Canada - Official Home of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association". rodeocanada.com.

External links[edit]

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