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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Big Sky: 1939

Big Sky: 1939

May 1939. "Grain elevators on Henry Sheffels' 6,000-acre wheat ranch. Cascade County, Montana." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Scheffel means "bushel" in German. Good name for a wheat farmer, I think.

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your dog run away for three days.

Civilian Conservation Corps

After looking at this photo for a minute I realized that my father was in Montana with the CCC around this time. I believe he was near Missoula which doesn't look that far away from this location.

 
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