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Sheep Brought New Opportunities to Montana

Sheep Brought New Opportunities to Montana

The sheep industry has had a long and volatile history throughout its time in Montana. 

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As the Weather Warms Up So Does the Branding Iron

As the Weather Warms Up So Does the Branding Iron

Spring brought branding season in frontier Montana. 

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Spring Had Sprung in Montana in April of 1914

Spring Had Sprung in Montana in April of 1914

The Buckley sisters take advantage of a spring day in Eastern Montana.

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There's One in Every Family

There's One in Every Family

Keeping the wolves at bay brings on a whole new meaning when they are your pets! 

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Rivers May Rise, but Nothing Stops these Cowgirls!

Rivers May Rise, but Nothing Stops these Cowgirls!

19th Century Photo of three women bound and determined to get where they need to go.

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All Hands on Deck Also Means All Kids on Deck in 1910

All Hands on Deck Also Means All Kids on Deck in 1910

If you're old enough to ride you are old enough to work.

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African-American Troops on Parade at Fort Keogh

African-American Troops on Parade at Fort Keogh

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What's for Dinner? The Turkey or the Chicken?

What's for Dinner? The Turkey or the Chicken?

Mabel Williams seems to be deciding whether it will be chicken or turkey for dinner on a cold winter day on the eastern Montana plains. 
Author: Jami Howell
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How Many Horses It Takes to Fill 2 Train Cars

How Many Horses It Takes to Fill 2 Train Cars

 Frontier photographer, Evelyn Cameron titled this photograph “A Montana Car Load”. 
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Going to the Store Was No Easy Thing in Frontier Days

Going to the Store Was No Easy Thing in Frontier Days

 It is no telling how far the horse rider had come to go to the Henderson Store in Jordan at the turn of the last century. 
Author: Jami Howell
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Barley Makes 90 Bushels Per Acre in Montana

Barley Makes 90 Bushels Per Acre in Montana

This photo is from the collection of N.A. Forsyth who took 556 stereographs in Montana from 1901 to circa 1911. 
Author: Jami Howell
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Branding at the Crown W Ranch

Branding at the Crown W Ranch

When frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron took this photo there was lots going on.
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Cowboying Up Meant Making Bread Too

Cowboying Up Meant Making Bread Too

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The Golden Days of Mining in Montana

The Golden Days of Mining in Montana

These freight wagons were lined up at the Alder Gulch Mill in 1908 after hauling ore from the Alabama Mine, one of the rich gold deposits  in Granite County Montana.
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Party at the Garvines in 1919

Party at the Garvines in 1919

After gathering this group of people together for a photograph,  frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron seated herself in the front row.
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Horses and Cattle Taking a Rest During Roundup

Horses and Cattle Taking a Rest During Roundup

Horses cool their hooves in Big Dry Creek as the cattle rest up during roundup on the Hat X Ranch in 1904. 

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Crow Dancers Honoring Chief Plenty Coups

Crow Dancers Honoring Chief Plenty Coups

This photo was taken in 1928 at the dedication of the Chief Plenty Coups Memorial State Monument. now part of the Chief Plenty Coups State Park located on the Crow Reservation
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Horse Takes A Bow As Miles City Celebrates Its Roots

Horse Takes A Bow As Miles City Celebrates Its Roots

Cowboys line up for the Miles City Round-up and Frontier Celebration Parade in 1916. One rider and horse appear to take a bow as frontier photographer L.A. Huffman takes the photo. 
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The Long and Winding (Interstate) Road Had to Begin Somewhere

The Long and Winding (Interstate) Road Had to Begin Somewhere

It is easy now days, especially for those under 50, to take Montana’s and the nation’s Interstate Highway system for granted. These state highway workers in 1961 surely didn’t
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The Power of Montana History is Memorable

The Power of Montana History is Memorable

Activity at Colstrip in 1953 was in full swing when a member of Winton Weydemeyer’s Montana Conservation Caravan took this shot of a giant machine dwarfing their nearby bus.

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