When David Bertie Christie left Minnesota in 1883 to come west for his
he was so ill he had to be carried off the train in Miles City.
After a three hundred mile wagon trip to Bozeman,
he was walking and feeling much better.
He worked as a ranch hand in the
His wife Emma Mary's nephew Myron Stratton had already established a
homestead in Bridger Canyon and convinced David that the area was a good
place to settle.
the Christies moved into their own cabin,
built another home for the senior Christies who came from Minnesota,
planted a successful garden,
and brought stock from town
and dairy cows.
David Christie's son Will brought in more dairy cows;
his business prospered and formed part of the founding base for the
modern Darigold firm.
Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley: A History
we purchased our land from the Christie estate)