Saturday, May 10, 2014

They came by the busload

They came by the busload
The Pioneer Museum of Bozeman had a barn tour today. Kathryn's fine old barn, some of it dating back to the 1860's, was first stop. MSU professor Maire O'Neill led the tour.
Kathryn explained the history of the old "dogtrot" hand hewn, cottonwood three bay barn. How the pioneers built with hand tools and dug the rock out of the side of the hill.
In her first public appearance for the Montana Land Reliance, she said you can save the old buildings
 but if you don't save and protect the land they stand on, you've lost the building's time & place.