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Jordan Area

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Temple of Ceres
Oil on Canvas 20" x 16"

Swanson Ranch
Located west of Cohagen and near the Little Dry Creek, these poetic ruins painted from old photographs were originally built around 1915 by a “Swede” named Swanson.  It later was owned by Carl Olson, father of Mary Key, but none  left traces of their lives there.

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Wind Was a Friend
Oil on Canvas 20" x 16"

Jacko Ranch
Little is know about this ruin located outside Jordan.  George Davidson owned the place and left it to his daughters, Elizabeth Clark of Forsyth and Patricia Langohr of Bozeman. The painting is based on old photographs, and even the ravages of a hard winter produced a stark beauty.  Ranch life was never easy, and neighbors were few and far between.  The sentinel windmill meant that they harnessed a bit of the harsh adversary, wind, and drew sustaining water from the earth.

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Winter Solitude
Oil on Canvas 16" x 12"

Pete Ringstevdt Ranch
This building was located in the south pasture of the original Beecher Ranch and owned by Pete Ringstevdt.  When he died they bought the structure and surrounding land and when they moved to their new place near Grass Range, they decided to do a good deed.  They knew the roads were dangerous in winter and travelers could easily be stranded and die, so instead of boarding up the old home, they stocked it with dried food and kept wood near the stove for anyone in need.  However, vandals stole the food and belongings, even the stone lids off the old wood and coal cook stove, and left the house a shambles; a sorry commentary upon our times.

Price: US $900
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The Lambs Are Safe Tonight
Oil on Barnwood 25.5" x 18.25"

Charlie Coil Ranch
Not much is known of this ranch located near Cohagen. However, the importance of the painting is not who owned it, but that it represents an on-going controversy: the protection of livestock versus the freedom of wildlife.  A rancher told a wildlife magazine that he had no hatred for wolves or coyotes and really felt terrible when he had to kill one.  However, those animals live by eating his livelihood, and he wished that instead of contributing a buck or two to wildlife organizations, the do-gooders had to give an amount that equaled his losses.  Then might they understand why ranchers become upset.

Price: US $1300
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Winter Mishap
Oil on Barnwood 27" x 21"

Beecher Ranch
Back in the not-too long-ago days of Montana ranching, sleds were the means of winter transportation of cargo and people. Unfortunately, once the sled runners made a track it became icy, and the combination of an icy track and the side of a steep hill could produce disaster. Going to get hay was no problem for Ray Beecher, returning with a full sled on the slippery track, caused his sled to overturn. The only solution to the problem was unhitching the horses from the front of the sled and re-harnessing them to the side, so they could pull the sled back up. Then, of course, there was the matter of reloading the hay before the trek could be completed. It was a long afternoon of work for Ray on his 79 Ridge Ranch, north of Winnett

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