|John, Les and Winifred Robertson in front of the Pompey's Pillar homestead|
Huntley Irrigation Project, completed in 1907, encouraged settlers to homestead this area. The Crow Indians ceded reservation lands for settlement. O.D. owed Indians fees on his homestead, which was close to the Pompey's Pillar Monument. His dairy and stock farm was traversed by fly creek and the railroad. Every morning a train bound for Billings would stop and O.D. would load milk onto it.
I don't know if O.D. and Maude set their sights on a homstead in Pompey's Pillar when they were married January 20, 1904. But by 1906 they were making plans to homestead there. When they arrived, they had two children, John and Leslie. Robert Theodore (Teddy), Winifred and Sidney were all born at the Pompey's Pillar Homestead.
|1906 Certificate showing O.D. Robertson was eligible to file for a homestead.|
|When Maude and Dunc lived in the area, Pompey's Pillar had a Community Club - the card makes me think it was like a Chamber of Commerce|
Uncle John's Report Card
|Mr and Mrs Davis. Mrs. Davis taught school in Pompey's Pillar|