By Lori Taylor
P. C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 5, 2022


October 5, 2022

The Phillips County Museum and Historical Society recently updated their outdated signage east of town this month. The new billboard was designed and painted by Danielle Brugger and Rob Pankratz, and installed by Steen McFadden, Rob Pankratz, and David Rummel. Courtesy Photo.

It's roundup time in Montana and Phillips County. Roundups have been happening since before Montana became a state. I found Walt Coburns description of an early roundup at Sun Prairie interesting. This is his description. "When we came off a wide ridge with our cattle drive we could see a dozen other drives stringing in from bench lands and ridges, through draws and coulees, in bunches from fifty to a hundred head. It was like the spokes of a wheel centered to a large hub, the hub being the holdup ground on the level stretch of prairie. The walk-bawl of thousands of cattle spread its...

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