Horses and Cattle Taking a Rest During Roundup

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(photo of horses in stream and cows lying around)

Horses cool their hooves in Big Dry Creek as the cattle rest up during roundup on the Hat X Ranch in 1904. One is left to wonder whether the cattle have drunk their fill or the horses kept them waiting. Only the cowboys (not pictured) know for sure. 

MHS Photo Archives # 981-490   

 

Northern Ag Note:  We found this news article about the owner of the Hat X Ranch, Hugh Wells who had come to Montana in the late 1800's as the general manager for the Hat X Ranch, located 20 miles north of Miles City. 

 

 

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