In the Larb Hills south of Saco

In the Larb Hills south of Saco (HM2N6P)

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N 48° 27.381', W 107° 20.648'

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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

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In Honor of
Montana cowboy artist Charles M. Russell
Pioneer Cattlemen and Cowboy Riders

Square Brand Cow Outfit
Established 1884 by
Milner 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
HM NumberHM2N6P
Year Placed1954
Placed ByWilliam J. Nankeman
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Date Added Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13U E 326691 N 5369677
Decimal Degrees48.45635000, -107.34413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 27.381', W 107° 20.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 27' 22.86" N, 107° 20' 38.88" W
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