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FROM ACROSS THE POND
Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review - together with photos - of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis - Nalbach
Germany
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
"My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time...Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

"I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night." - Stephani S-C.

Camp IOU News

Cowboy Tales in Ingomar, MT
October 15, 2016

Read the story here.

2016 Cowboy Tales in Ingomar flyer

Ingomar Ranch Rodeo – Family Friendly Fun and Excitement, September 3-4, 2016 

2015 Ingomar Ranch Rodeo Team roping RR2

Photo by Hart Broesel.

Read about the Ingomar Open Rodeo, July 30, 2016 below:

Ingomar, the Little Town with a Big Rodeo….Rides Again

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Photos by Hart Broesel.

After the arena dust settled, the stock was loaded, the prize money delivered and the street band had retired for the night, the seven members of the Ingomar Montana Rodeo committee (of a town whose population is twelve) could finally take a moment to realize this year’s 2016 Ingomar Open Rodeo was one of the best ever. The crowd was double the size of previous years. The cook shack sold loads of burgers and dogs. The Jersey Lilly barbecue was once again top notch.  And, the competitors were at the top of their game. “The bull rides were even better this year,“ said Paul Lansaw, who came all the way from the Mojave Desert to attend. “And the bucking horses…well, they came out gruntin’ and fumin’, looking like they’d just as soon eat you…” For the full story and more photos, click here.

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Old-Fashioned Tea at the Jersey Lilly Enchants

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ACROSS THE POND ABOUT THIS EVENT!

High-Hatters of Hysham, MT enjoying the 2016 Jersey Lilly Tea

A bevy of beautiful ladies from 6 to 90-plus came dressed in summer finery and fancy millinery to enjoy a selection of teas and scrumptious treats prepared by Jersey Lilly hostess (and Lilly Langtry stand-in), June Nygren. The occasion was the third annual Old-Fashioned Ladies Tea, held on June 12, 2016 in Ingomar, Montana.  For the full story and more photos, click here.

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Ragweed Humor Book Contest

WINNERS

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Congratulations to our wonderful winners: Gwen Petersen, our Grand Prize Winner, and Aimee and (father) James Dziadulewicz, our First Place Picture Book winners. We were looking for a fun book, that made us laugh, and we got it. Gwen Petersen is a remarkable person and author, and we highly advise you get a copy of her grand prize-winning, “Older Than Dirt – The Musical,” and keep in touch with her at sagebrsh@itstriangle.com. Gwen Petersen gets a $100 Amazon card, as the Grand Prize Winner, and both winners are getting a copy of Linda Lou Crosby’s award-winning book “Adventures with Ragweed,” and $ell More eBook$, by Lucinda Sue Crosby and Laura Dobbins. Learn more about the book and the contest winners at ragweedadventures.com.