The Day I almost settled in Ingomar

Essay by Mark Matthews

Settlement – August 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

The day I almost settled in Ingomar

by Mark Matthews

Highway 12 through south central Montana ran straight, but the mixed grass prairie gently undulated so I couldn’t see forever like I could across much of North Dakota.

My four-cylinder pickup had bucked a headwind all afternoon, straining to pull the trailer that contained my worldly possessions. Ten years ago, it seemed a long way to come to find a home.

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