The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Pioneer Days at Big Sandy, Montana

 

December 4, 2019

As the year 1911 started to draw to a close and Christmas approached the theme, "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men", was forgotten and the Army moved in to settle cattle and sheep trouble, which blazed u over the use of the Fort Assinniboine military reservation for grazing purposes.

The previous year a petition had been presented to Congress requesting permission to graze stock on the military reservation, claiming that the drought of 1910 left the range in such poor condition that stock was starving to death and no water was obtainable.

Military authorities cancelled all permits and Lieu...



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