All But the Waltz: Fort Peck Dam
He takes a deep breath of green lumber from the new barracks and thawing grass under his feet. He’s at Fort Peck, he’s signed on, and he’ll work, by God, like he worked on the road crews and the going-broke trucking outfits from the Judith Basin to the North Dakota line….He knew when he registered for work on the dam that he’d be lucky to get on; they were taking the married men with families first, like Fexler and McVeigh. But by God, they called up three names from Judith Basin County, and he’s one of the three, and here he is. (143-144)
Blew, Mary Clearman. All But the Waltz: Essays on a Montana Family. New York: Viking Press, 1991.