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Near Deer Lodge in Powell County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Equal in the Saddle

 
 
Equal in the Saddle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2022
1. Equal in the Saddle Marker
Inscription.  The ranch's cowboys used to live in the bunkhouse in front of you. At the end of a long day, you might have heard them talking in many languages.
Cowboys were a diverse group. Along with Americans and Europeans of Dutch, English, German, Scottish, and other backgrounds, about one-quarter were African-American and many were Hispanic of American Indian.

"Mexican vaqueros...talked to the horses and dogs in Spanish
and Menard...in French
and Johnnie...in German
and everybody else...in English/ They seemed to understand everybody." Conrad Warren, 1980
 
Erected by National Parks Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location. 46° 24.504′ N, 112° 44.334′ W. Marker is near Deer Lodge, Montana, in Powell County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street near Warren Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge MT 59722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Long and Short of Cattle Breeds (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Two Immigrants Shared an American Dream (within shouting distance of this marker); From Range to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Vaquero vs. Cowboy (within shouting distance of this marker); Home on the Range (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranching Traditions - A New Generation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaverslide Haystacker (about 400 feet away); Winter of 1886 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deer Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Cowboys - History.com. The cowboy played an important role during the era of U.S. westward expansion. Though they originated in Mexico, American cowboys created a style and reputation all their own. Throughout history, their iconic lifestyle has been glamorized in countless books, movies and television shows—but the rough, lonely and sometimes grueling work of a cowboy wasn’t for the faint of heart. (Submitted on November 12, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Equal in the Saddle Marker and Bunk House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2022
2. Equal in the Saddle Marker and Bunk House
They Don't Make'm Like This Anymore image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
3. They Don't Make'm Like This Anymore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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