Prairie School under a Big Summer Sky

Near Sand Coulee, Montana
July 7, 2013








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Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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18 Responses to Prairie School under a Big Summer Sky

  1. beeseeker says:

    These photos reminded me of the big skies we saw when we were in that part of the world – beautiful but also potentially lonely for the pioneers.
    Expect the school could tell some stories.

    • westerner54 says:

      I agree – I can’t imagine how lonely it must have been, especially in the winter. (Sorry it took so long for me to approve your comment: it went to my spam folder for some reason!)

      • beeseeker says:

        No worries, I remember being in a museum somewhere In Cody (I think) and seeing examples of the hair art that women would do (weaving their own cut off hair into shapes and patterns) and thinking … they really needed something to do if they came to this pass.

  2. says:

    I LOVE the prairies! Lovely photos.

  3. What beautiful shots, with the soft blues of the sky and the soft green of the earth, all rolling away into the distance…..beautiful beautiful colours 🙂

  4. lylekrahn says:

    Ah the stories it could tell as it stands as reminder of different past.

    • westerner54 says:

      I know – I’m going to check it out a bit, to at least see when the school closed. There are a few not-too-old desks inside, so I’m guessing it was probably open at least until the 80s.

  5. great shots and i am so glad we have had a lot of rain and its July in Montana and their is still green everywhere lol

  6. I love this weathered schoolhouse set against that massive sky. Great shots.

  7. Erco Travels says:

    ah, beautiful calm place! sky looking cool and happy. Nice shot.

  8. Mind Margins says:

    Gosh, if buildings could speak. Wouldn’t it be fun to go back for just one to see what a school day would have been like in the late 1800’s? As a teacher, I would love that. Gorgeous photos. Missing Montana this summer.

    • westerner54 says:

      As a kid I used to have great dreams where I travelled back in time; they were so real that I was sure that I really had done it. Here’s hoping you can do some “mind travel” to your favorite places this summer!

  9. Mind Margins says:

    for just one *day* Argh.

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