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Title:
Yonder : a place in Montana
Author:
Heminway, John Hylan, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780792276876
Format :
Book

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This affecting memoir tells the story behind the Bar 20, Heminway's 36-acre ranch, and his search for traces of the ranch's former owners. Photos.


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Already acclaimed for his outstanding writings on Africa, Heminway has discovered a new land of natural splendor and human adventure: Montana. In purchasing a 36-acre ranch (the Bar 20) in the West Boulder Valley, Heminway acquired a piece of geography as beautiful yet treacherous as any African veldt. But he also bought into a tangled history that is distinctly American. Previous owners of this homestead left a tantalizing trail of clues as to their lives of heroic daring--and cruel illusions. Heminway invests his greatest effort in probing the lives of Stanley and Lucille "Bab" Cox--the "fountainhead dreamers" --transplanted Easterners who made a gutsy, 18-year stand on this unforgiving terrain. Yet if the fortitude of this mysterious pair conceals some dark secrets, so, too, do the brave cowboy legends of the earlier white settlers who took the land from the Crow, the Sioux, the Cheyenne, and other tribes, so destroying their way of life. The ghosts of these tragically displaced peoples still move with their ancient dignity through this stirring celebration of the magnificent land they once called theirs. --Bryce Christensen