National Geographic : 1928 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Lewis R. Freeman MAKING A PORTAGE AROUND THE YELLOWSTONE DAM In this craft the author rode and carried all his equipment. One is amazed at the great tonnage of goods moved on the crude keel boats, mackinaws, and other clumsy craft that were poled, sailed, and dragged with ropes in the early days of navigation up the Missouri. Photograph courtesy U. S. Bureau of Reclamation A TOMATO FIELD NEAR SAVAGE, MONTANA To the fur trader and northwest pioneer, the lack of fruit and vegetables was a constant hardship. How these "mountain men," trappers and traders, lived on meat alone is a gastronomic marvel. To-day, by irrigation under the Lower Yellowstone Project, extensive acreage is planted to alfalfa, sugar beets, and cereals.