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Photo: Allison Collins 

Montana Horse Story

The fourth largest state of the United States has a magnificent geography, wild animals and wild areas. In Montana you can truly experience the adventure of the American West. As state with a tradition of ranching and cattle drives, the horse has played an important part in Montana's history, economy, and romantic image. Horse riding skills of cowboys and cowgirls are celebrated at the numerous rodeos held annually throughout the state.

This local legacy project pays homage to the horse in Montana and its impact on Montanans by chronicling in still photography the traditions of the rodeo, and other equine aspects. Documentation comprises 21 photographs, taken by the photojournalist and rodeo photographer, Alison Collins, of Helena, and her son, Joshua Collins, also a photographer.

Originally submitted by: Max Baucus, Senator.

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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