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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Our Grandmas Were Sisters

Our Grandmas Were Sisters, a Miles City Adventure

Lillian and Anna Hovick, 1918, Powder River, MT. Cowgirl sisters. 

Anna's granddaughter, Valerie Nelson Jorgenson and Lillian's granddaughter, Lillian Crook (recreated the photo)
Sunday Creek, MT 2023
I have a "thing" about visiting places named: Crook, Garland, Marian, etc. I am the middle daughter of Marian and Garland Crook. 

My Miles City Airbnb

Anna Nelson's house in Miles City

Emma Hovick's house in Miles City

Out to the Sunday Creek homestead of Maren and Kjelv Hovick, north of Miles City

Back roads home via Lame Deer, Ekalaka, Baker, Marmarth, Rhame. One hundred miles or so of gravel, filled with marvel that our grandmas rode this country on horseback, herding cows.

Powder River

Baker, MT

Hovick siblings (Anna, Lawrence or Helmer, and Emma)

My Mother, upper row, second from the left. Rhame High School

Lillian Mabel Hovick Silbernagel, who my Mother chose to name me for, who my Mother said "could make a horse purr."

My Mother and her sister, Junette

The Hovicks in SD

The Hovick sisters in SD

Maren and Kjelv Hovick and their daughter Lillian, Clark, SD

Lark Buntings and Meadowlark everywhere. Scarcely a vehicle. 
Power River bridge