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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 10, 2016 

Sheepish Courier Memories

The picture in the Feb. 3 issue of the Glasgow Courier triggers some additional memories concerning the early day sheep and wool industry.  Many of our Western states, including Montana, grew and prospered because of sheep.  If you sit down with ar...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 27, 2016

The Impact of Train Mail

Do you remember the days before UPS and FedEx, or even before airplane mail delivery? Online shopping has become the thing, and you can have your parcel delivered to your doorstep in two days! Some of us remember when all mail came by train (no, I...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Remembering Together

One of the great things about growing up and living in the same community most of your life is the opportunity to “Remember” with others who recall the same memories. I enjoy the opportunity to visit with readers, and have them share with me....

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Prominent 'Old Stuff'

I love seeing the pictures of old Glasgow buildings, or other historical places that are often in the Courier.  I am sure that comes as a shock when you consider that I like remembering the “old stuff”. The old County Courthouse often comes to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 6, 2016

Before 4-Wheelers

Do you remember the days when most of the livestock feeding during the winter months was done using a team of horses or mules? Once there was snow on the ground a Bobsled was used. Most of us can picture a team of horses pulling a wagon. Thanks to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Ridge Runners, the Rose Room, the Buckhorn and Bob's Place

It is the time to be thinking of New Year Resolutions. I searched my mind for anything I might remember about these resolutions and the only thing I could remember is the fact few of us keep them for very long. So I decided long ago to not make that...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Rubber Soul

That last little rain we had made me think about digging out my overshoes, and then I remembered, my overshoes are pretty much like everyone else’s today, either irrigation boots or Muck boots. Do you remember when we all wore rubber overshoes? As...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 28, 2015

Long-Legged Safety Check

Do you remember the days of manual transmissions, or ever further back, to a crank-starting vehicle? I was thinking of earlier days, when children often spent the day in the field with Mom and Dad. Daycare consisted of the children riding in whatever...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 21, 2015

Rocking Out!

I am a rock enthusiast of sorts. I like flat rocks and character rocks, and my sense of character may be entirely different from anyone else. This interest in rocks brings to mind the many hours that farmers have spent clearing ground of rocks in...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 23, 2015

Livestock, Pickups, and Stock Racks

Remember when most livestock was transported using pickups and stock racks? This was the usual method of getting horses to pasture for moving cattle, and it was likely you would see many pickups with stock racks at rodeos. If you had a couple of...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 16, 2015

Custom Cutters, Camper Trailers of Yesterday

I don’t remember a lot about custom combining. I remember that many of them arrived in my hometown about the time school started. Maybe there were some young boys on the crews that accounted for the notice of arrival, but likely it was all of the...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    September 9, 2015

Harvest Memories

Harvest is in full swing, some being about finished, and others just beginning. Being a farm girl, my mind was flooded with “remembers” the other day while doing a little driving off of the beaten path. Now, I grew up in a home where girls were...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    August 12, 2015

Rodeos of Yesterday

When you remember rodeos, just how far back does your mind go? I remember stories of some of the rodeos attended by our early-day cowboys. I heard tell of Valley County's rodeo taking place on the original fairground site. Apparently the first fairgr...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 15, 2015

In Praise of Circles and Swirls

Do you remember the hours you spent in grade school drawing circles on lined paper? Actually, I don’t think you would really call them circles, but it was an exercise we all did in preparation of learning cursive writing. I think that we can all...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Fireworks, Rodeo and Baseball

The Fourth of July will soon be here. Do you remember how you used to celebrate this holiday? You may even remember when it wasn’t a three-day holiday. My thoughts turn to fireworks. Remember when fireworks were done on an island in Fort Peck Lake?...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Highways of Yesterday

Do you remember highways from previous days? Of course a lot of them, or maybe I should say all of them, no doubt started out as gravel roads and as traffic and funds allowed, roads were paved, but what I notice as I drive our present highways is...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Branding a New Generation

Branding of the current year calf crop has been finished by a lot of our rancher friends. Who remembers the days of a wood fire for the purpose of heating branding irons? I know that many of us have seen an occasional branding using a wood fire, but...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Remember When Planting A Garden Was A Chore?

It has been a crazy spring but a lot of you have your gardens planted already. Do you remember what a chore planting a garden was? Some people were lucky enough to have a horse that pulled a walking plow to work the ground for planting. Others had to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 20, 2015

When Farming Was Hard

It is the time of year when most farmers are working to get crops planted if they are not already in. Observing some of the huge outfits that are currently used for most field work made me think of what it must have been like for my father’s and...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Livery Lives On

I received a message from a former classmate regarding an article printed concerning livery stables in Glasgow. He reminded me of a house and barn located on corner of Third Ave So. I do know the house and barn he was talking about as I have several...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 22, 2015

I Remember Him Like It Was Yesterday

My first memory of The Glasgow Courier was when it was published in the office located in the Rundle Building. There have been many changes since that time, not only in location, but staff and editors. And what a change to have colored pictures in...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A Walk In The Past

I just spent a little time renewing family ties in Missouri. I always enjoy driving in and around some of the towns there that have preserved their brick streets. Brick streets make me reach back into my history lessons and consider the manual labor...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Doesn't Early Easter Mean Early Spring?

Another Good Friday and Easter have passed without me getting any potatoes planted. Why some things stick in your mind is unknown to me, but planting potatoes on Good Friday and “If it rains Easter Sunday, it will rain for the following seven Sunda...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 18, 2015

If The Shoe Fits, Repair It

Shoe repair shops? Not many of us remember when it was common to have a shoe repair shop located on one of the main streets of your community. I have been told there were a total of four located in Glasgow. I am going out on the limb to say I am...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 11, 2015

In Search Of: The Talc Mine

Once again I am searching for information. I have had several readers ask me about a talc mine located in the North Country, which I assume could be anywhere from Baylor to the Canadian Border, maybe from Richland to Thoeny. This is an unknown to...

 

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