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"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

Owen Badgett Performs at 1st Annual Cowboy Up Winter Camp, Miles City

Eastern Montana cowboy poet, Owen Badgett, featured in the documentary “The Gypsy Cowman,” performed at the First Annual Cowboy Up Winter Camp, a Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Miles City, MT. Owen and Bob Petermann are shown wowing the crowd with their inspired version of the Ragged Old Flag, performed by Owen, with Bob singing and playing America the Beautiful. The event was hosted at the Historic Olive Hotel in Miles City, Jan 20-21, 2012. Everybody had a great time!