From our collection of old postcards ...
Number 3 in a series of cards, this one is titled The Homesteaders Cabin on the Claim, Montana.
Determining the date of publication of this unused card is a bit of a guess. Based on illustrations used on other cards in the series (and a little research on homesteading) it appears to be around 1900, plus or minus a few years. The Great Northern Railway published the cards to attract business along their new (at the time) rail line connecting the center of the US to the Pacific Northwest.
If you are curious about homesteading in the USA, check out this Wikipedia article on the Homestead Acts.
So how about it ... Does this card leave you with any appreciation of homesteaders?
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.