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Standard set to display cattle brands in unique fashion

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A brand belonging to August Fandry, one of the local cattle brands from the Standard area.

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Coming this spring, the Village of Standard will be adding a new display to their Memory Lane Park (MLP).

Local cattle brands, from the good old days and now, will be put on show in MLP on the wall in Memory Circle. The brands will be cut into corral boards, using a router tool, and will have a plaque next to the brand with the name(s) attributed to it.

There will be no fee for those wishing to contribute their brand, however donations to help cover the costs of materials and labor will be greatly valued by the Village of Standard.

Cliff Larsen, a director on the MLP board, spoke with the Mail about the project. “There are quite a few historical brands, old time brands from the turn of the century, and local people have put their brands on there,” says Larsen. “We’re still collecting but some of them are already up there.”

Memory Lane Park is a two kilometre walkway located in Standard, rich with historical images and information, and includes a newly built gazebo constructed in 2023. There is also a camp kitchen that was constructed out of repurposed beams from the old school.


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