Photo, Print, Drawing Milk River Wagon Train, first day, including memorial service for deceased trail riders, Phillips County, Montana

About this Item

Title
Milk River Wagon Train, first day, including memorial service for deceased trail riders, Phillips County, Montana
Contributor Names
Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Photographer)
Created / Published
Phillips County, Montana, August 30, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Wagons
-  Wagon trains
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- Montana -- Phillips County
Genre
Photographs
Ethnography
Notes
-  Index data: Image numbers, descriptions: with the Milk River Wagon Train, first day afternoon ride, leaving Larb Hills: 1, Billy Young in lead wagon and veterinarian Jim Curtis and his summer intern, Marsha Levinson, in the green chuck wagon coming over a prairie knoll; 2, Doc Curtis and team lay tracks on nearly unused, old dirt road; 3, Jack McKuen reins his team of Belgians along with several saddle horses being towed along behind; 4-5, wagon boss Bud Hasler temporarily switches places with "Young" Billy Young, who is now riding in the saddle instead of the wagon seat, so that Bud can better control [the route?] as well as raise a little cain with his own team and wagon; 6-7, Young Billy Young rides horseback, the photographer's notes state, "not at all unfamiliar with the saddle, lifetime cowboy Billy Young lopes along at a reasonable clip"; 8, stretching out the wagon train as it descends out of the Larb Hills in Missouri Breaks Country; 9-12, Bud Hasler's buckskin horse pulls the buckboard up a hill; 13-14, Billy Young waits patiently at the bottom of the hill for the stretched out train to regroup; 15, Wes Orahood, a usually standing up teamster, brings his "little red wagon" alongside the Dolson buckboard; 16-17, Sandy Pray drives his team and sheepwagon into the setting sun; 18-20, memorial service for two deceased former trail riders, the photographer's notes state, "dedicated. to two of those who have gone to that great prairie in the sky" and regarding image 19, "note branch of larb being passed around as the olive sprig of the high-line plains." (Larb is derived from French l'herbe; English speakers may have used the word in this area for kinnikinnick or Bearberry.)
Medium
35 mm color slide
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: MT9-MC42
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
image
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Chicago citation style:

Young, Kay, and Michael Crummett. Milk River Wagon Train, first day, including memorial service for deceased trail riders, Phillips County, Montana. Montana Phillips County United States, 1979. Phillips County, Montana. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_mc42/.

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Young, K. & Crummett, M. (1979) Milk River Wagon Train, first day, including memorial service for deceased trail riders, Phillips County, Montana. Montana Phillips County United States, 1979. Phillips County, Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_mc42/.

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Young, Kay, and Michael Crummett. Milk River Wagon Train, first day, including memorial service for deceased trail riders, Phillips County, Montana. Phillips County, Montana. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_mc42/>.

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