• Government Homesteads and How to Secure Them

    Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company

    Pamphlet about homesteading in Montana.

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  • 1917 Homesteaders Picnic and Fish

    Schnitzmeyer, Herman

    Sunday picnics after church were popular in the Polson area. This group, still dressed in their church clothes, was enjoying the North Crow Creek area.

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  • Homesteaders in central Montana

    Campbell, George H

    Homesteaders coming into the Big Sag Valley, east of Great Falls, near Highwood, Montana.

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  • Homesteading Father and Sons

    unknown

    This photo of Jim Stevenson and sons was taken outdoors. Jim is sitting in a rocking chair and his boys are standing on either side.

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  • Homesteading Family Photo

    unknown

    This is a photo taken of Ida, Jim, Hester, Van, and infant Jamie Stevenson with their dog.

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  • Homesteaders near White Sulphur Springs, Montana

    Unidentified group (probably a family) of homesteaders, posed outside a board and batten cabin near White Sulphur Springs, Montana. A cat is at the feet of one of the men.

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  • Homestead Shack

    unknown

    This is a photo of the Homestead shack on Gumbo Flats 8 miles south of Hobson that Jim Stevenson built for his family. The people in the photo are identified as Ida; unknown man; Jim; unknown woman; c…

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  • Child with Dog

    unknown

    This is a photo of Jamie Stevenson sitting on the porch with a large puppy. His sister Hester is peeping around the corner.

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  • Milking Time

    unknown

    This is a photo of homesteader Jim Stevenson and his son Jamie with their milk cows. J.R. Stevenson, better known as “Jim”, landed at Moore, Montana, in the very early spring of 1905. He had come from…

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  • Children Sitting with Chickens

    unknown

    The caption under this photo reads 'Ruth and Jamie on Ida's wood pile.'

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  • Child Holding the Reins

    unknown

    Jamie Robert Stevenson, age 12, is holding the reins of several horses and a foal.

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  • Crazy Quilt with Burgundy Border

    Museum of the Rockies

    Quilt Layout: Crazy Quilt Block Size: varies, 17-17.75” squares Construction techniques/Colors and patterns: Silk and velvet quilt top.  Three blocks wide by four blocks long.  The pieces that make up…

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  • 1910 Pre-dinner Washup Time

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    A typical homestead pre-dinner washup area is shown here. The water pitcher and wash basin were located just outside the kitchen door on the Lula Mae Mansur homestead near Polson, Montana.

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  • 1914 Threshing Preparations

    unknown

    Threshing operations during the Homestead Era involved the entire family plus horses, machinery, hired hands and neighbors.

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  • Crazy Quilt Reversible

    Museum of the Rockies

    Quilt Layout: Crazy Quilt made of large square and rectangular blocks  Block Size: TOP: There are four squares in the center left, center, bottom left, and bottom center that are about 19.75-20.5” squ…

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  • Postage Stamp Madder Browns and Shirtings

    Museum of the Rockies

    Quilt Layout: One Patch, on point Pattern Name and Brackman Number: In the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman the pattern is Postage Stamp, number 2276a Block Size: About 2 to 2…

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  • Homestead Receipt

    Photocopy of the receipt between the homestead office and Halver Halverson. The receipt was created in Greenleaf, Minnesota on October 13, 1869 by the registrar for the sum of fourteen dollars.

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  • Final Affidavit Required of Homestead Claimants

    Final Affidavit required of homestead claimants to Christina Halverson from the U.S. Land Office in Minot, North Dakota.

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  • Land Hunters at Hobson, Montana

    unknown

    This postcard shows a party of land hunters at Hobson, Montana in the Great Judith Basin. The postcard promotes the Judith Basin's agricultural abundance by stating that 'Wheat yielded 50 bushels per…

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  • Cluster of Stars

    Museum of the Rockies

    Quilt layout: Alternating blocks Block pattern name and Brackman pattern number (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman): Star most similar to Brackman 2138b and Brackman 2138d, alt…

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