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The Lonesome Road: 1941

The Lonesome Road: 1941

August 1941. "Road with Homestead, Montana, and grain elevators on the horizon." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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What's That in the Road? A Head?

Whatever it is must be about 12 miles away

Pole Pecker Trouble

A woodpecker, on the pole nearest. Its mere presence disturbs the peace.

Lonely Road

Indeed - hasn’t changed.
Try the Great Basin - More nothing.

Where's the curve?

The photo had to be taken looking east from Route 350 west of Homestead, but there's no curve in the road now. Two of the grain elevators are still there.

I can hear it now

Are we there yet?

Still a lonely place

So isolated that even Google has not visited.

The grain silos appear to be present (there is no "street view"). The road is "Homestead Rd"/County Route 350 you are looking eastward towards Homestead.

I don't know where these folks shop for groceries -- the nearest town of any size, with stores, is Williston, North Dakota. Very isolated.

[They shop here. -Dave]

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