An Immigrant A Homesteader And Sheep
September 1, 2015
The hardwork and dreams of an immigrant and a homesteader who bought a ranch near Lonepine, Montana. They had 2000 head of sheep. There is little evidence the ranch ever existed as time has brought changes, but their story is alive in memories.
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Mae homesteaded near Three Forks, Montana in 1910. She planted crops and built the required house. During the winters she worked at the Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks. She moved to Helena where she met and married Dan Poloson, an immigrant who came to America in 1916. They were married, in Helena, March of 1922. May was 33. They had 4 children: Ernestine Marie 1923, Fred Harris 1924, Fay Elinore 1926, and Albert Raymond 1927.
The history of many of the areas sheep ranchers, Mae & Dan's struggles and accomplishments, their 4 adult children's lives as well as their childhoods growing up on the ranch. Lots of work and ots of rattlesnakes. Mae loved to read, play the piano, and write poetry. Her poems are in this book.