Ross Creek is a name very familiar to those who live in Medicine Hat. It is named after a well-known pioneer family whose patriarch was Walter Inkerman Ross, who established a huge ranch south of the Cypress Hills and west towards Lethbridge which in time, through three generations of ranchers, developed a rather unusual name given its location. It was called the “Lost River Ranch” and its story and the story of the Ross family and their unique connection to Medicine Hat is a story worth telling.
Another great article! It also answered a question I have wondered about for years–apparently in the early 1900’s my grandfather, Michael Crockford, lost almost all of a herd of about three hundred cattle as a result of a brutal winter storm. I was never sure which winter it was, and now, thanks to your article, I know it must have been the winter of 1905/06! Many thanks for answering my question!