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Rope ‘Em Cowgirls

Rope ‘Em Cowgirls

The cow with the rope around its horns wasn’t putting up much of a fight in this 1914 Cameron photograph, but it looked like the sisters knew what they were doing.
Author: Jami Howell
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Article rating: 4.0
Women at the Center of Montana Families

Women at the Center of Montana Families

Lydia Broast sits as proudly as any queen on her throne with her children lined up behind her in this photograph taken in eastern Montana in 1923.
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Women Stood Tall in the Saddle in Frontier Montana

Women Stood Tall in the Saddle in Frontier Montana

They called her husband “Montana”  Bill Roberts, but Anna Roberts stood just as tall in the saddle, and just as worthy of the nickname, in the early days of Montana.
Author: Jami Howell
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Early Days in Circle

Early Days in Circle

Circle, Montana, has changed dramatically since photographer L.A. Huffman took this photo in 1907. 
Author: Jami Howell
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Article rating: 4.3
A Sheepherder in His Kingdom

A Sheepherder in His Kingdom

With a formation that looks like a castle in the background, this sheep herder and his dog posed with their band of sheep in 1908 for photographer Evelyn Cameron.
Author: Jami Howell
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An Historic Valentine from Montana Historical Society

An Historic Valentine from Montana Historical Society

These happy couples remind us that it’s time to wish you Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at the Montana Historical Society.
Author: Jami Howell
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Winter on the Ranch

Winter on the Ranch

Anyone who doesn’t think that ranch life was rough and lonely in early days of Montana should look at this photo in winter and feel the isolation of those making a home in eastern Montana.
Author: Jami Howell
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The Freight Must Go Through

The Freight Must Go Through

The mail must go through, but in winter in frontier Montana it was even more important that the freight got through. 
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All Work -- And a Little Play

All Work -- And a Little Play

Men on the Archdale ranch are hard at work feeding cattle at the turn of the last century in eastern Montana. 
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Guard Mount at Fort Keogh

Guard Mount at Fort Keogh

January cold in 1882 did not stop soldiers from standing at attention for a guard mount on the parade grounds in front of the barracks near Miles City.
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Antlers in the Snow

Antlers in the Snow

An early game warden out on patrol in eastern Montana in 1902.

Author: Jami Howell
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Riding the Range in Style

Riding the Range in Style

Author: Jami Howell
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Merry Christmas from Your Friends at the Montana Historical Society

Merry Christmas from Your Friends at the Montana Historical Society

Many things have changed since 1937, when H.D. Douglas settled down by the Christmas tree at his home in Livingston with his cat, Ballantyne
Author: Jami Howell
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Driving to Work in Days Gone By

Driving to Work in Days Gone By

There wasn’t much traffic on the way to work on the high plains of Eastern Montana in frontier days.  

Author: Jami Howell
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Proud of His Home on the Range

Proud of His Home on the Range

Noted Miles City frontier photographer L.A. Huffman seems to capture the pride and determination of this sheepherder standing with his sheep dogs on the snowy plains of eastern Montana. 
Author: Jami Howell
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Article rating: 2.3
Service Stations Looked a Little Different When Horseshoes Hit the Road

Service Stations Looked a Little Different When Horseshoes Hit the Road

A man watches as Norman Wold, the blacksmith in Marsh, Montana, shoes an already saddled horse.  Wold’s nickname was appropriately “Smithy”.
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When Life Was Simpler and Harder on the Montana Frontier

When Life Was Simpler and Harder on the Montana Frontier

This couple posed for a photo at their small homestead in eastern Montana about 1905.

Author: Jami Howell
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Fall Roundup Time in 1910

Fall Roundup Time in 1910

Claude McCracken drives the XIT chuck wagon loaded with bedrolls and supplies as ranch hands headed off to the roundup in September of 1910.
Author: Jami Howell
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Article rating: 4.0
11th Hour, on the 11th Day, of the 11th Month

11th Hour, on the 11th Day, of the 11th Month

As we honor Veteran’s Day, Montana looks back at all those who have served the nation and stood up for freedom.
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The Wolves at His Door

The Wolves at His Door

There were no shortages of wolves and coyotes in Montana in 1904 and ranchers were thankful for those willing to bring them in to collect.

Author: Jami Howell
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