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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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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Early Days of Getting Water to Where You Need It

Early Days of Getting Water to Where You Need It

Montanans are still arguing about water rights, but this farmer had his hands full trying to get it where he needed it in about 1910. 
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Nobody Should Ever Say Women Can’t Drive

Nobody Should Ever Say Women Can’t Drive

Historians estimate that up to 18 percent of homesteaders in Montana were unmarried women.  While not all succeeded, those who did proved that women were up to the task. 
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High Rise Home on the Montana Plains

High Rise Home on the Montana Plains

The, no doubt, arduous climb with her heavy glass plate camera was worth it for frontier photographer Evelyn Cameron
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Herding Sheep to Market

Herding Sheep to Market

Sheep outnumbered the men and the dogs, but they could easily be herded toward the railroad cars waiting at the end of the pens once they were enclosed in these fences.
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When Branding Was More Than a Nike Swoosh

When Branding Was More Than a Nike Swoosh

 L.A. Huffman didn’t put a date or a location on this photo, but it was probably taken near Miles City in the late 1800s.
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Roping Calves

Roping Calves

Spring roundups in eastern Montana were also a time for branding the new calves. 
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