A Montana rancher struggles against stripmines and an unravelling rural fabric

 

Since the late 1800s when Patty Kluver's ancestors and thousands of other pioneer families established ranches across the West, there have been few real changes in that way of life. Now the region is convulsed by change. Download entire issue to view this article: http://www.hcn.org/issues/17.7/download-entire-issue