Hunter, George - 1977 Hall of Fame Inductee

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George Hunter's agricultural achievements became models for many native farmers in the reserves of northeastern Alberta. An active member of the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve, Mr. Hunter sat on the Band Council for 15 years serving three as Chief (1942-45). He was instrumental in developing local agricultural programs such as community pastures, commercial haying operations and the large Saddle Lake development centennial operation. Mr. Hunter retired from farming in 1973, but he continued to reside on the original homestead which he expanded from 20 to 1,000 acres of cultivated cropland during his active career.

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