School Section Baby Blanket

When Montana was admitted to the Union in 1889, the Omnibus Enabling Act called for sections 16 and 36 of every township to be reserved for support of common schools. This Montana grant comprised some five million acres.  Nearly 90% remains with the state today.  These lands are “held in trust for the people”.  An annual sum of almost $57 million was raised in 2023 to fund public education.  

73.8% of Montana schools are considered rural.  Our own children received their learner’s permits in 8th grade and ultimately drove over 43,000 miles each to receive their high school diplomas – 60 miles round trip every day – 180 days per year.  Montanans have made an incredible commitment to and innumerable sacrifices for the education of their children since territorial founding.  It has long been understood the school is the heart of our community.  It is the glue that holds us together, the time capsule of our identity, and the hope for our future.

Pairs Well With: 

Cold, windy winter days and Nana’s lap, reading The Nighthawk’s Harmonica, and a sippy cup of warm milk

$140.00

School Section Baby Blanket

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When Montana was admitted to the Union in 1889, the Omnibus Enabling Act called for sections 16 and 36 of every township to be reserved for support of common schools. This Montana grant comprised some five million acres.  Nearly 90% remains with the state today.  These lands are “held in trust for the people”.  An annual sum of almost $57 million was raised in 2023 to fund public education.  

73.8% of Montana schools are considered rural.  Our own children received their learner’s permits in 8th grade and ultimately drove over 43,000 miles each to receive their high school diplomas – 60 miles round trip every day – 180 days per year.  Montanans have made an incredible commitment to and innumerable sacrifices for the education of their children since territorial founding.  It has long been understood the school is the heart of our community.  It is the glue that holds us together, the time capsule of our identity, and the hope for our future.

Designed in concert with Lilly Marsh Studios 

Fibre | 100% Sustainably Grown Virgin Montana Targhee Wool 

Fabrication | Spun by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill – Woven by Lilly Marsh Studios 

Touch | Open twill weave, drapes and tucks warmly, ohhh so soft!

Color | Natural white and Montana mayfly taupe

Size | 36”x38” 

Weight | 15.5 oz 

Wool Source | Montana Sheep Co – Fort Shaw MT 

Care | Cold soak in a wool approved detergent like Dirty Labs “Hand Wash & Delicates”, rinse, & line dry