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QuiltHen

Visit to The Quilting Hen

For those who don’t know, The Quilting Hen is an incredibly unique quilt shop located one mile north of Carter, MT. The location is…well…in the middle of a grain farm, and very easy to find. When I stopped in the other day there were several customers and the staff was scurrying. Once they took care […]

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Wonderful Fall Day in Winnett

First of all, thanks to Carol Ann Schaeffer in Winnett, Montana for sending these two beautiful photos. Three weeks ago I drove by Winnett enroute to a meeting in Sidney. I had a fair amount of miles to go and I didn’t take the turn in to Winnett. Now I can enjoy photos of the fall beauty that may […]

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Scarecrow Photos – Almost Final!

I couldn’t let this photo go unpublished. The folks who staff the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center take a trip each year to learn about an area of Montana that they aren’t familiar with. This year central Montana was their destination. When they realized there was a Scarecrow Festival in Stanford scheduled for the weekend of […]

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Final Scarecrow Photos

It’s fun doing a blog when you have a ton of photos to share! Let’s keep looking at all of the scarecrows from Stanford MT’s Scarecrow Festival. Here’s a scarecrow witch done by, of all places, the local beauty shop!           Well, if the beauty shop does a scarecrow it’s only […]

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More Scarecrow Photos

I couldn’t resist taking photos of just about all of the Scarecrow Festival entries in Stanford last Saturday. I had tossed the idea around to do an entry, then struggled with what to do. It is amazing how people come up with these ideas. This entry was at the Judith Basin Press, Stanford’s weekly newspaper. The […]

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A Scarecrow Festival in Stanford

This morning I drove to Stanford for their annual Scarecrow Festival. I had never been to it before so I didn’t know what to expect. As I turned into town from US Hwy 87 I saw that even their “Welcome to Stanford” sign was decorated for fall. Stanford is a small Montana town, about 400 […]

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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Visit

The journalist from the United Kingdom I recently hosted was eager to visit Great Falls’ Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. I wondered if he was familiar with US history or just wanted to learn about the area. It didn’t take long to answer my question when we got inside the Lewis & Clark center. Jeff LaRock from […]

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Browning

Firearms Collection at Russell Museum

Several years ago the Browning Firearms Collection was tucked away in the basement in a far corner of the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. Now it’s one of the first installations you see after you leave the reception desk in the lobby. The other day I had a chance to visit and […]

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Russell Museum Impresses Journalist

One of the best parts of my job is escorting journalists around north central Montana. We recently hosted someone from the United Kingdom who had never been to Montana before. He had spent some time at a Montana guest ranch right before coming to Great Falls so he was thinking cowboy! Our visit to the […]

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