Clarence Simmons was born in 1920 near Elk Island Park in Alberta, within a few miles of where his father had been born and raised. His memoir The Endless Reach recalls the joys and tribulations of starting a cattle ranch at Horsefly, followed by Simmons' 23 years in the Peace River operating a guiding and outfitting business. He lives in Fort St. John.

[BCBW 2003] "Biography" "Ranching"