Big sky country is the land of the dinosaurs

JORDAN, Mont. —Man, those dinosaurs lived in the middle of nowhere!

The town of Jordan is a lonely dot on the map at the center of Garfield County in eastern Montana. The county is the size of Rhode Island but has fewer than 1,500 residents. A recent high school graduating class had six seniors.

This is Big Sky country, where grassy plains roll to the horizon under fluffy cumulous clouds shaped like battleships, freight trains and fairy castles. Riding on the arrow-straight roads, a dozing passenger was startled by a curve. You see more pronghorn antelope than people. Photographer L.A. Huffman called it "The Big Open" when he visited in the late 1800s.

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