The Big Rock Candy Mountain: Homestead
The homestead was the open, flat plain, unbroken clear to the horizon on every side except the south, where the Bearpaw Mountains, way down across the line in Montana, showed in a thin white line that later in summer turned to brown. In August, when the heat was intense, the mountains faded out of sight in the haze and heat waves, but almost any day in June and early July they could be seen, and they were an important part of the farm. (181)
Wallace Stegner. The Big Rock Candy Mountain. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.