The Montana Historical Society just had a great reception for some of the Montana ranch women whose stories are told in a new book, “Montana Women: From the Ground Up.”
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The “Ground” in the title reminded me of the day I arrived at the ranch. As I drove down the dirt lane in my brother’s old Dodge, it high-centered on the very slight crown. None of the women featured in the book would have done so. I had a lot to learn.
Nearly 30 years later, when I moved off the ranch, I’d learned a lot, but I hadn’t — couldn’t have — learned one thing they all knew: What it is to own and be owned by the land.