A wonderful piece of history lies across the road from the Bear Creek Ranch in Cameron, Montana. The once vibrant one room school known as Bear Creek Schoolhouse, now serves the community in a new light as documented in Cowboy & Indians Magazine.
One room, no running water, no students in 70 years. But as photographer Thomas Lee shows, this schoolhouse in rural Montana still serves as the heart of a community.
The Bear Creek Schoolhouse hasn’t been the scene of a traditional class since 1942, but you’d never know to look at it. The paint is new, the roof is solid, the walls clean, the floor gleaming. It’s virtually unchanged since it was built in 1909, but it’s not a museum. Read the entire story of the Bear Creek Schoolhouse as written and photographed by Thomas Lee.
Make your own history in Cameron, Montana by settling into the Bear Creek Ranch, an estate with its own unique history, offered by Michelle Van Dyke, Ranch Broker with Montana Ranch Properties.