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Will James - CANADA150

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Hidden : 7/10/2017
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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS


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Although he called himself an American, that was far from the truth! Will James, whose real name was Ernest Dufault, was born on June 6, 1892, not in Montana, but in St-Nazaire d'Acton, Quebec, in the Eastern Townships south of Drummondville.

In 1907, at the age of fifteen, he set off for adventure in Western Canada, with the permission of his parents. The first town he stopped in was Val-Marie, Saskatchewan.

A few years later, Ernest Dufault moved to the United States and changed his name to Will James. He invented a fictional cowboy life and wrote many books about his imaginary existence in the Wild West. For a long time, he was terrified  that people would discover his true French-Canadian identity.

An outstanding illustrator, he published many books of his works. Two of his novels, Smoky and Lone Cowboy, were made into movies. He also worked as  a stuntman in Hollywood movies.

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Mais même s’il se disait Américain, la réalité était tout autre! Will James, Ernest Dufault de son vrai nom, est né le 6 juin 1892, non pas au Montana, mais à St-Nazaire d’Acton, Québec, dans les Cantons de l’Est au sud de Drummondville.

En 1907, à l’âge de quinze ans, il part à l’aventure dans l’Ouest canadien avec l’autorisation de ses parents. La première ville où il s’arrêt sera Val-Marie en Saskatchewan.

Quelques années plus tard, Ernest Dufault se déplace aux États-Unis et change son nom pour Will James. Il s’invente une vie de Cow-boy fictive et il écrira de nombreux livres sur son existence imaginaire dans le Far West. Il est terrorisé pendant longtemps que les gens découvrent sa véritable identité canadienne-française.

Illustrateur hors pair, il publiera de nombreux livres avec ses œuvres. Deux de ses romans, Smoky et Lone Cowboy, seront adaptés au cinéma. Il sera aussi cascadeur dans des films à Hollywood.

Will James (source : Société historique de la Saskatchewan)

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