Homesteading wasn’t an easy life, but it had it’s moments. Here’s my family, working together, to brand the calves…my great grandfather is looking on, my favorite Cowboy Uncle is on the horse, my grandfather is holding the branding iron, and I don’t know the person holding the calf.
When I was growing up, the best times of my life were spent on this ranch. My grandmother handed down her old photos to me, and I cherish them. They depict a way of life that’s gone forever.
The ranch was west of Dupuyer, Montana, near Swift Dam.
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