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Matson Ranches


August 21, 2019

The history of Matson family ranches in Musselshell County has two roots, one bound up with the Lackey’s, which will take the next place in our series. The senior Matson was an immigrant, German homesteader, whose property passed into the hands of his son, Emil. The original Lackey homestead was just adjacent to this, and when the Lackey’s passed away, Emil’s brother, Alfred, bought that land in order to be near his brother. For some reason it was advantageous for tax purposes that the brothers switch ranches, so they swapped, and Alf came to own his parents’ original property and b...

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