Project Description


Mildred Ware was a pioneer in more ways than one.
Born Mildred Lewis in Toronto in 1871, she would move to Alberta in the late 1880s, where she met and married ex-slave John Ware.
The two ran a large and successful ranching operation south of Calgary and, in addition to raising their five children and teaching her family to read and write, Mildred did the bookkeeping for the 1,000-head cattle ranch.