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James J. Hill Barns - Etchart Barns

Tampico, Montana - Pen and Ink - 2004

Working a lifetime time together, French descendants Gene and Catherine Etchart were early settlers who after arriving in 1911, built one of the largest ranches in northeast Montana which eventually reaching 370,000 acres. Their ranch consisted of three large grazing tracts: two in north-central and one in southwest Valley County. Two smaller tracts were maintained for the primary purposes of wintering stock and raising winter forage. One of their smaller acquired ranches was “a well-established farm near Tampico - one of the first large irrigated places in the whole Milk River Valley… promoted as a model experimental farm by Great Northern Railway magnate James J. Hill. There the Etcharts could produce plenty of winter feed. To expedite shipment of his wool, John built a set of corrals and a shearing plant southeast of the railroad stop of Hinsdale. In a peak year, they would shear as many as 30,000 sheep, including those of neighboring ranchers. The ranch continued to grow as opportunities arose”.

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 11” x 8.5” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $30

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 11” x 8.5” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $45

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 17” x 11” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $45

Birch Linen mat paper print size: 17” x 11” - Signed/Numbered Artist’s Proof edition size: 99 - $60

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Original ‘James J. Hill Barns’ artwork available - Illustrated on Mylar - Paper size: 21” x 12” - $350