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Near Plevna in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

After The Roundup

 
 
After The Roundup Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 22, 2015
1. After The Roundup Marker
Inscription.  D. J. O’Malley grew up living at frontier forts because his step-father served in the 19th Infantry. He lived at Fort Keogh, near Miles City, for five years before going to work in 1882 at age 16 for the Home Land and Cattle Co. (N-Bar-N) for $45 a month. His 14-year tenure with the outfit included three trail drives from Texas.

In O’Malley’s day, writing verse about life on the range was a common cowboy pastime and O’Malley was one of the best. His poem, “After The Roundup”, appeared in the Miles City STOCKMEN’S JOURNAL in 1893. Thirty years later, it had become the classic, “When the Work’s All Done This Fall.” Here is the refrain from the original poem:

”After the round-up’s over,
After the shipping’s done,
I’m going straight back home, boys,
Ere all my money’s gone.
My mother’s dear heart is breaking,
Breaking for me , that’s all;
But, with God’s help I’ll see her,
When work is done this fall."

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music
Wide view of After The Roundup Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 22, 2015
2. Wide view of After The Roundup Marker
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Location. 46° 25.238′ N, 104° 4.478′ W. Marker is near Plevna, Montana, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 12, on the right when traveling west. Located in rest area on north side of US 12, 27 miles west of Plevna, Montana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plevna MT 59344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fallon County Jail (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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