Featured at the Bar-D Ranch

 

Back on Home

Search CowboyPoetry.com

The Latest
     What's New
     Newsletter
        Subscribe (free!)

Be a Part of it All 
     About the BAR-D
     Join us!

The BAR-D Roundup

Cowboy Poetry Collection
     Folks' poems
     Honored Guests
     Index of poems

Poetry Submissions  
    Guidelines
    Current Lariat Laureate

Events Calendar

Cowboy Poetry Week

Featured Topics
    Classic Cowboy Poetry
    Newest Features
        Poets and musicians
        Cowboy poetry topics
        Programs of  interest
        Gathering reports
        In memory
   Who Knows?

Cowboy Life and Links
    Western Memories
    Books about Cowboy Poetry  

The Big Roundup

Link to us!
Give us a holler

Subscribe!

line.GIF (1552 bytes)

 

This is Page 20.

See some past weeks' photos below

See an index of all past weeks' photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.

Each week, we'll post selected photos from those received. We'll also share some photos posted previously elsewhere at CowboyPoetry.com.

 

Send your photo.

 Email us for information about sending it to us.

 

 

If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollectionsó many with photosó contributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.


  jggrandmother1918.JPG (33601 bytes)  rdfatheruncles.jpg (54358 bytes) dmpp.jpg (22046 bytes)  amclintsled.gif (99072 bytes) 

  jdhayingcrewsmj.jpg (22694 bytes) lkwatsonsmj.JPG (24370 bytes)    jmturkeystif.gif (261657 bytes) dtnewborncalf468.jpg (24243 bytes)

prMomandDad1930smler.jpg (12186 bytes)    ccpittsburglanding500.jpg (10607 bytes)   lkFLEMINGfinal.JPG (40636 bytes)

kcFrankBucklesBabeand_Dolly.jpg (73113 bytes)    ancloudswagon.jpg (24930 bytes)  smokevintagesmo.JPG (17853 bytes)  jmranchwindm.gif (222693 bytes)

StanBetsy1949.jpg (27787 bytes)    prcelesta1.jpg (356401 bytes)   

       

       

        

       

        

       

     

       

     

   

 

If you have a photo to share, email us.


 


February 11, 2008

 

Montana singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller, writer, auctioneer, Model T authority, and fiddle expert Stan Howe shared this unique 1912 eastern Montana homestead photo taken by Olson Bros. and separate details of the photo.

The original is listed currently here on eBay, where you can read more about the photo and bid until February 13, 2008. Stan tells:

Taken about 1912, this shows the Charles May family standing in front of their homestead near Culbertson.  Charles and the wife, a little girl about 3 and a little one he is holding who is probably another girl, given her long hair. 

It looks to have been taken about the end of June, the horses he has been using today have their nose fly pieces on their bridles, the harness is still on, there is a new stack of hay behind the barn on the left and the binder, which would be used in harvest is parked down by the buggy on the right side of the shed. 

Across the draw, you can see some hay that has been cut and raked. There is no hay rack in the yard so it is probably over where he is cutting.  There is also no mower in the yard. 

If you look to the right of the 1909 shed, there are two new rolls of woven wire so they are planning to build some more fence.  Maybe for sheep, maybe to keep the deer out of the hay. 

If you look to the left of the shed on the left of the house, there is a fence around that haystack tall enough to keep the deer out. Notice that the shed to the right of the log cabin behind the team is dated 1909 and the barn is dated 1912.  They were doing pretty well on the homestead, weren't they?


This is a fascinating look at how a small ranch was set up and run in the early 1900's in eastern Montana.  I've sat and looked at this for hours at a time, looking for the small details like the shed up over the hill on the left side, the tools leaned up against the wall of the 1909 shed, the new woven wire, the clothes they wore, etc.  I especially like Charlie's hat. No doubt he was a rancher. 

Stan Howe has contributed other interesting photos to Picture the West:

Photos and stories from the family ranch in Westmore, Montana


photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski;
see her gallery of western performers and others at her site here.

Stan Howe at Elko, 2007

You can contact Stan Howe: 4433 Red Fox Drive, Helena, Montana 59602, 406-443-5658, email.

 


February 4, 2008

Poet and writer Jean Mathisen Haugen of Lander, Wyoming, shared this photo of her grandfather, Walt Mathisen.  Eight generations of Jean's family have ranched in the Lander area.

 She told us:

This is my grandfather, Walt Mathisen, wearing wooly chaps on horseback at a ranch south of Lander, Wyoming in 1921. 

He was born in Kamas, Utah in May, 1899 and moved with his family to Deadman's Gulch south of Lander in 1902.  For many years he was a rancher on Twin Creek 20 miles south of Lander and later a horse trader in the Lander area until his death in 1975.  

He also drove 20-horse hitch freight wagons with his father, Andrew Mathisen, and brother Sam Mathisen from the railhead at Lander to the Mercantile Store at Atlantic City, Wyoming when he was a boy.  At the time this photo was taken he was helping build some of the first highways in the Lander area with his horse team and plow.

Jean Mathisen Haugen has contributed other photos and stories, including:

The story of a tree planted by her family over 117 years ago

A story about her family's brand, "Saga of the Old ND Brand Continues for 123 Years" in our Western Memories pages

 

Read more about Jean Mathisen Haugen, some additional family ranch history, and some of her poetry here.
 

 


 

 Please share your photos.

Send your views of the West.

We need your photos. If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going by sharing your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

January 28, 2008

Photographer and journalist Jeri Dobrowski shared the following photos about her grandfather and "all the things he ever rode." She describes the photos:

These photos featuring my grandfather, William M. Janssen, were selected with one purpose in mind: to show that cowboys and ranchers weren't and aren't always horseback. Granddad Bill came to Montana from Iowa in 1910. He made the trip by train. Over the next 67 years, he rode, straddled, drove and navigated a variety of conveyances. He was a homesteader's son who realized his dream of becoming a cowboy, who became a sailor, who became a businessman, who became a rancher. He worked hard in his younger years and put as much effort into enjoying retirement. Here's how I remember Granddad, and all the things he ever rode.
 

Jeri Dobrowski has contributed many other interesting photos to "Picture the West," including:

Family photos of generations of veterans and some additional World War I photos

Family photos from Yellowstone, from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s

Contemporary photos for the Fourth of July

1940s-era photos about McNierney Livestock

Jeri  is working on a family history book of photos and stories. She comments, "'Picture the West' has inspired me to find out more about my family...What a way to view history and incorporate the written accounts that I am so fortunate to have!"
 

Jld07.jpg (9383 bytes) 

Read Jeri Dobrowski's Cowboy Jam Session and more about her here.

See her gallery of western performers and others at her site here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Share your photos.

If you enjoy this feature, help keep it going! Share your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us.  


 

See Page 1 here with the current photo of the week.

 


 

www.cowboypoetry.com

 

HOME

 What's New | Poems | Search

 Features | Events  

The BAR-D Roundup | Cowboy Poetry Week

Poetry Submissions 

Subscribe | Newsletter | Contact Us

  Join Us!

 

Authors retain copyright to their work; obtain an author's
permission before using a poem in any form.

 

CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc., a Federal and California tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  

 

Site copyright information