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Hattie Big Sky By Kirby Larson. Themes and Insights. Montana. Arlington, Iowa. Motto: “Where hills and prairie meet” An hour’s drive northeast of Waterloo Present population 500. Vida, Montana. 23 miles from Wolf Point Average temperature in summer is 86° Present population 70

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Hattie Big Sky By Kirby Larson

Themes and Insights


Montana


Arlington, Iowa

  • Motto: “Where hills and prairie meet”

  • An hour’s drive northeast of Waterloo

  • Present population 500


Vida, Montana

  • 23 miles from Wolf Point

  • Average temperature in summer is 86°

  • Present population 70

  • Boyhood home of eight time Montana sportscaster of the year Rocky Erickson


Homes of Montana’s Pioneers

A Soddy

A Cabin


Working the Land

Ploughing the Land

Clearing the Land


Montana Prairies


Montana – Big Sky Country

  • Name derived from Spanish word for mountains, montaña

  • Nicknames include “Big Sky Country”, “The Treasure State”, “Land of the Shining Mountains”.

  • Popular tourist sites include Glacier National Park, Battle of the Little Big Horn site, and 5 entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park


Montana

  • Land area is 147,046 square miles

  • It is 4th largest state - slightly larger than Japan

  • Cattle ranching important since mid 1800’s

  • Present population of about 1 million

  • Helena is the capital

Pompey’s Pillar National Monument


Famous Montanans

  • Gary Cooper, actor

  • Dana Carvey, comedian

  • Myrna Loy, actor

  • EvelKnieval, daredevil

  • Chet Huntley, newscaster

  • Plenty Coups, Crow Nation

  • Margaret Craven, author

  • Alex Lowe, Mountain climber

  • Dave McNally, baseball pitcher

Gary Cooper


Wildlife of Montana

  • Wolf

  • American bison

  • Western rattlesnake

  • White-tailed prairie dog

  • Easter cottontail

  • Common porcupine

  • Striped skunk

  • Common gray fox

  • Barn owl


Wildflowers of Montana

Wild Iris

Prairie Rose


Wildflowers of Montana

Gumbo Lily

Oyster Plant


Hattie’s Crops

Flax Seed

Flax Crop

Wheat


Farming in 1918


John Deere Farm Implement


Luverne Motor Car

1903


President Woodrow Wilson

  • 28th U.S. President

  • Born 1856 – Died 1924

  • In Office: March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921

  • Wilson held a Ph.D. degree ~ the only U.S. President to earn one.

  • Controlled U.S. entry into World War I


Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany

  • Last German Emperor

  • Cousin of King George V of Great Britain

  • Born 1859 – Died 1941

  • Ruled Germany before and during World War I

  • Had a withered left arm

  • Exiled from Germany after War


Doughboys – World War I


Recruitment Posters


Airplane Mechanics – WW I

World War I Planes Being Prepared for a Raid


Buy Liberty Bonds


Buy War Saving Stamps


The End

The End


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