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May 21, 2020 11:46:53   #
tommystrat Loc: Northwest Montana
 
On the road to Three Forks and the Lewis and Clark Caverns in southwest Montana. I always wonder things like, "Who were these folks? Where did they come from? What possessed the builder of this structure to settle on this exact spot? Where did they get the logs to build it? How far did they have to go for water? Where was the nearest source of supplies? Etc..." But... I guess we 'll never know...all we have is the legacy of their lives found in these old homesteads...


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May 21, 2020 11:56:02   #
willaim Loc: Sunny Southern California
 
In the middle of nowhere. Like the composition and the golden look.

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May 21, 2020 11:57:04   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
tommystrat wrote:
On the road to Three Forks and the Lewis and Clark Caverns in southwest Montana. I always wonder things like, "Who were these folks? Where did they come from? What possessed the builder of this structure to settle on this exact spot? Where did they get the logs to build it? How far did they have to go for water? Where was the nearest source of supplies? Etc..." But... I guess we 'll never know...all we have is the legacy of their lives found in these old homesteads...



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May 21, 2020 12:01:59   #
tommystrat Loc: Northwest Montana
 
willaim wrote:
In the middle of nowhere. Like the composition and the golden look.


Thanks! The "golden look" was one of the main aspects of this image I wanted to convey - glad it came across!

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May 21, 2020 12:02:02   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
tommystrat wrote:
On the road to Three Forks and the Lewis and Clark Caverns in southwest Montana. I always wonder things like, "Who were these folks? Where did they come from? What possessed the builder of this structure to settle on this exact spot? Where did they get the logs to build it? How far did they have to go for water? Where was the nearest source of supplies? Etc..." But... I guess we 'll never know...all we have is the legacy of their lives found in these old homesteads...


First of all, really nice shot Tommy. Is that a cistern off to the left. Maybe a windmill and a well was there in earlier times. The structure seems large enough for a family, but may have been a bunk house for use during round ups? As you say, we'll never know but I always wish old houses could talk.

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May 21, 2020 12:06:23   #
tommystrat Loc: Northwest Montana
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
First of all, really nice shot Tommy. Is that a cistern off to the left. Maybe a windmill and a well was there in earlier times. The structure seems large enough for a family, but may have been a bunk house for use during round ups? As you say, we'll never know but I always wish old houses could talk.


Some interesting thoughts there, good sir! A windmill and well would certainly make sense. And the large families that often inhabited these homesteads were large for a reason - it took a small army to make a go of life out on the prairie! A bunkhouse is also a possibility. Thanks for posting!

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May 21, 2020 12:27:26   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 

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May 21, 2020 14:05:01   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Beautiful shot!

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May 21, 2020 21:35:52   #
kenievans Loc: Dallas
 
Gorgeous light and great composition. Love it!

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May 22, 2020 05:38:11   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
The download is great. I guess the people who built it were tough resourceful pioneers!

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May 22, 2020 05:58:54   #
cameraf4 Loc: Delaware
 
Both of today's images are great, Tommy. Glad you took the road to Three Forks.

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May 22, 2020 06:22:37   #
sb Loc: Florida's East Coast
 
The grass around the house seems greener and larger - I wonder if there is some groundwater right there...

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May 22, 2020 07:13:20   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
tommystrat wrote:
On the road to Three Forks and the Lewis and Clark Caverns in southwest Montana. I always wonder things like, "Who were these folks? Where did they come from? What possessed the builder of this structure to settle on this exact spot? Where did they get the logs to build it? How far did they have to go for water? Where was the nearest source of supplies? Etc..." But... I guess we 'll never know...all we have is the legacy of their lives found in these old homesteads...


Love the picture. Of course, all your questions may never be answered. I look at the picture, the fence, and the small cabin, I think of it as a way station when the animals were brought into a different piece of land to graze. Those "cowboys" would use that as their home away from home.
Then again; Pilgrim...I enjoy Westerns.

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May 22, 2020 07:45:14   #
tshift Loc: Overland Park, KS.
 
tommystrat wrote:
On the road to Three Forks and the Lewis and Clark Caverns in southwest Montana. I always wonder things like, "Who were these folks? Where did they come from? What possessed the builder of this structure to settle on this exact spot? Where did they get the logs to build it? How far did they have to go for water? Where was the nearest source of supplies? Etc..." But... I guess we 'll never know...all we have is the legacy of their lives found in these old homesteads...



WOW! Looked at first and thought huh just another landscape. Well I downloaded and this photo is awesome. The colors and the sun over the horizon is perfect. This is definitely a wall hanger. Post more when you can, love it. Thanks

Tom

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May 22, 2020 07:51:11   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Excellent composition.

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