John Hoiland

John Hoiland was born in 1927.
He still works the ranch
his family has owned
since coming from Norway
at the turn of the century.
John and 1949 Chevy


John's always been a bachelor.
It's just he and Nippy, his dog,
on the West Boulder River
in Southcentral Montana.
Nippy and Beartooth Mountains


John is also a fine
mechanic and musician.
He fixes old trucks,
tractors, and accordians.
Sometimes, at day's end,
he picks up an accordian
and plays: speaker iconJohn and Nippy Real logo56K (5:08)
Hohner Accoridan and 1964 International

audio © The Wandering Jew / photos © John Hoiland