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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

Hattie Big Sky By Kirby Larson

Themes and Insights



Arlington iowa

Arlington, Iowa

  • Motto: “Where hills and prairie meet”

  • An hour’s drive northeast of Waterloo

  • Present population 500

Vida montana

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

Homes of Montana’s Pioneers

A Soddy

A Cabin

Working the land

Working the Land

Ploughing the Land

Clearing the Land

Montana prairies

Montana Prairies

Montana big sky country

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



  • 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

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

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

Wildflowers of Montana

Wild Iris

Prairie Rose

Wildflowers of montana1

Wildflowers of Montana

Gumbo Lily

Oyster Plant

Hattie s crops

Hattie’s Crops

Flax Seed

Flax Crop


Farming in 1918

Farming in 1918

John deere farm implement

John Deere Farm Implement

Luverne motor car

Luverne Motor Car


President woodrow wilson

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

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

Doughboys – World War I

Recruitment posters

Recruitment Posters

Airplane mechanics ww i

Airplane Mechanics – WW I

World War I Planes Being Prepared for a Raid

Buy liberty bonds

Buy Liberty Bonds

Buy war saving stamps

Buy War Saving Stamps

The end

The End

The End

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