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Feeding the haying crews

Tis not the meat, but 'tis the appetite

Makes eating a delight.

Of Thee, Kind Boy

John Suckling

1609 - 1642

The haying crews were large during the years that the ranches put up loose hay. A normal team was eleven men on most places – some had more, others fewer.

Many of the hired men came from Butte to escape the bad air of the mines for a couple months; some lived in towns nearby, and others had...


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