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HISTORY AND GENEALOGY INFORMATION
"DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF LOCAL HISTORY"
Petroleum County is March roaring in like a lion, lambing sheds full of bleating sheep, two-year-old heifers waiting impatiently in corrals unsure of the stirrings within them, and old cows seeking shelter in the willows. It is soft spring winds with the smell of damp sage. V's of honking geese, and meadowlarks who sing as though they alone discovered spring. It is the taste of fresh rhubarb and new-grown asparagus. It is seeding and branding and watching the sky for June rains. It is hope.
Petroleum County is cloudless broad skies and new-mown hay, and black rolling thunderclouds shaking fingers of lightning at those who dare to venture forth. It is August and dry hot winds that wither the grass with dust devils teasing and skipping away. It is fear--fear of prairie fires and drought and grasshoppers and debt. It is utter discouragement.
Petroleum County is bountiful harvests and fat lambs and calves. It is chokecherry syrup and bright orange pumpkins and huge harvest moons. It is the first snowfall quietly covering the harshness of the landscape. It is long evenings and howling coyotes and northern lights. It is nights filled with millions of stars, and galaxies for those who search for them. It is acceptance of life.
Petroleum County is wind and blizzards, and worry for man and beast alike. It is the unmistakable blue of chinook clouds. It is everything that is beautiful.
Marjorie W. King
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NEED GIFT IDEAS?
BRAND NEW 2010 edition of our second history book--AVAILABLE NOW $20.00
...And the Meadowlark still sings
Available through our library are beautiful hand calligraphy prints by Carol Schaefer of the above poem illustrated by local artist Diana Brady. These prints are ready for matting and framing. $20.00 each.
We are also offering sets of note cards and envelopes/10 per pkg./$7.50 per pkg.
Nancy Freburg-Director of the Petroleum County Library and school librarian email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Daytime Library Assistant: Blanche Weigum and Sue McKenna
Leslie Iverson-Story Hour Instructor
History Committee: Nancy Freburg, Sue McKenna, Carol Schaeffer, Raye Anne Lund
Sue McKenna-History employee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dee Johnke, Ray Hale, Donna Lund, Greg Zimmerman and Marlene Grantier
Marcia Iverson, Mary Brindley, Sylvia St. Pierre, Blanche Weigum, Marlene Grantier, Teri Weingart Diane Monte, and Dee Johnke
. INFOTRAC (online periodical database)
Call the library for free password (406) 429-2451
Inquiries CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING:
Petroleum County Community Library
Winnett, MT 59087
Phone: (406) 429-2451
Fax: (406) 429-7631
PAGES OF TIME-HISTORY OF PETROLEUM COUNTY