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Saco in Phillips County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

In the Larb Hills south of Saco

 
 
In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
1. In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker
Inscription.  
on the spring roundup of 1904 the cowhands of the "Square" and "DHS" cow outfits successfully lassoed and killed a large grizzly bear. Joe Reynolds skillfully rope artist from the Long X lassoed its hind paw and Frank Howe repping the Circle C dropped his loop over its head. While they pulled in opposite directions Frank Patterson curved some well aimed rocks and then applied his jack-knife and subdued the powerful bear without firing a shot.
This unparalleled roping event was pictured by Montana cowboy artist Charles M. Russell master clerk and recorder of the free open western range in one of his most famous paintings which he titled "Loop and Swift Horses Are Surer Than Lead" This monument commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the epic event is presented as a memorial gift to the Citizen's of the Saco Community and the Historical Society of Montana
by
William J. Nankeman, Saco, Montana
1954
(inverse side:)
In Honor of
Montana cowboy artist Charles M. Russell
Pioneer Cattlemen and Cowboy Riders

Square Brand Cow Outfit
Established 1884 by
Milner
In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker, inverse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
2. In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker, inverse
Livestock Co.
Fort Benton, Montana Territory
Cowboys Riding Range
W.W. Jaycox, foreman Ray Campbell, cook Bill Ator Atman Broome Doc Corrigan Bernard Gibson Frank Howe Bill McClammy Frank McDonald Frank Patterson Joe Reynolds Charley Shufelt

DHS Brand Cow Outfit
Established 1880 by
A.J. Davis, S.T, Hauser and Granville Stuart
Helena, Montana Territory
Cowboys Riding Range
Jim Swindle, foreman Joe DeGrew, cook Jim Ivy Dan Martin Q.P. McClammy Joe Parky Nate Quinn Norman Swain Bill Todd Jim Vail "Virginia" Bill

 
Erected 1954 by William J. Nankeman.
 
Location. 48° 27.381′ N, 107° 20.648′ W. Marker is in Saco, Montana, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Street (U.S. 2) and Larb Creek Road/Bank Street, on the right when traveling east on Taylor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Taylor Street, Saco MT 59261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. H. Earl Clack Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
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In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
3. In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker
In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
4. In the Larb Hills south of Saco Marker
Loop and Swift Horse Are Surer Than Lead by Charles M. Russell image. Click for full size.
By Charles M. Russell
5. Loop and Swift Horse Are Surer Than Lead by Charles M. Russell
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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