Traditionally Labor Day heralds a new Season

Labor Day was just last Monday. Traditionally it is the end of the glorious summer and picnic season. It is a time to go back to work, back to school and make plans for a winter season that is just around the corner.

To honor Labor Day this year we include three of Doug Giebel's pictures of a picnic at the Sheepsheds on the IX ranch around 1918.

What makes these pictures great is not just all the detail but the fact that they were pictures belonging to Dan Cushman, one of Montana's most famous authors who got his start right here on the Big Dry.

Most of Cushman's books mirror life in small Mon...