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Camp IOU News

TRAVIS NYE, ROPING CHAMPION
Comments on the
October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

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.

PREMIERE
The Gypsy Cowman…A Vanishing Breed
The Story of Owen Badgett and Eastern Montana

November 7, 2009  − Miles City, Montana

Producer Linda Lou Crosby and her crew are gearing up for the Miles City, MT premiere of the Owen Badgett documentary, “The Gypsy Cowman…A Vanishing Breed”. The event is being held at Park Place in Miles City, on Saturday, November 7th, 2009. Doors open at 6:00PM. “This will be a great opportunity to share this wonderful story with the folks of Eastern Montana. Over the ten years it took to tape this story, we made great friends there, “said Crosby. The documentary tells the tale of Badgett, who, like his father before him, runs his herd of cattle on land he does not own. Owen’s stories take you to a place where neighbor helps neighbor, a person’s word is his bond, where love of land underlies it all. According to the Lone Pine Film Festival, where the Badgett documentary premiered, “Owen Badgett, a third generation Eastern Montanan with three books of poetry and stories to his credit, is about as cowboy as they come; tough as nails and no-frills but with a heart of gold.”

Gypsy Cowman Documentary Premiere in Miles City, Montana
“The Gypsy Cowman…A Vanishing Breed” scheduled to premiere in Miles City, MT November 7th” For information on tickets please call, 406-234-3860. To talk with the producer, please call 760-377-5001. DVDs will be available on line shortly after the Miles City premiere.