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Family, Ranching, and Hard Work

I met Tel Menard on a cold, snowy day in October while he was shoeing horses for his sister Katie.

Tel is a modern-day rancher and a part of Montana's ranching history that dates to the 1860s, when ranchers and cattle first moved into Montana.

His ranching lineage in Lincoln goes back to 1965 when his grandparents, Betty and Gerald Fleming, began working at the Jacobsen ranch. The Jacobsen's bough...


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