Our ranch celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2013. There is actually a discrepancy with the dates, because his Grandmother homesteaded this land one year, but didn't get the papers until she "proved" it up several years later. I have now decided to put together a book for just our ranch and maybe call it …..The First Hundred years or something like that. I have very few photos (almost none) from the early days, but I could probably find something similar on the internet. I think at the top of every page I will have THIS IS in black and then the focus text of the page in another color. I plan on keeping the photos b/w with a bit of spot coloring. So I will probably be jumping around from current to old…bear with me. It's really like an AAM for our ranch!! I am hoping that this will be a legacy for our boys and their families to see what was and what is.

This is - How it Started

Journaling reads:
Sisters, Mary Genevieve (Minnie) and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dolan and two friends, Marie Heily and Jennie Cauley; all school teachers traveled by train from Dumont, Minnesota and Sisseton, South Dakota in 1910 to Stillwater County, Montana. Can you imagine the independent and adventurous spirit these young pioneer women must have had? Marie was the oldest at 26, Minnie was 25, and the youngsters; Lizzie and Jennie were only 20. On the advice of a family friend, Jim Bennett, each woman filed homestead claims on 320 acres. Lizzie returned to Sisseton, SD for the winter to teach. The others stayed in Montana, Minnie taught at the Columbus School, Marie taught at Flaherty Flat School and Jennie at Flanagan School. The Homestead claims of Minnie Dolan and Lizzie Dolan have remained in their respective families and are now being ranched by the third and fourth generations.

Keeping my ranch pages very simple and graphic to please the men in the house!!

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