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Archive | August, 2011


Montana’s Harvest Time

I was trying to reach someone the other day, I left a message on his voice mail and waited several days. I ended up calling someone else I knew in that small town and he said…be patient, you know it’s harvest time. And, that it is! When I’m driving down the highway in August I […]

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Making Movies in Havre

It’s been big news on Montana’s Hi-Line lately – filming of Winter in the Blood, based on a popular novel written by James Welch, has been ongoing. Welch was born in Browning, MT and raised near the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap Indian Reservations. His mother was Gros Ventre, giving him ties to Fort Belknap, which […]

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Lewistown History Lesson

When I was in Lewistown a week ago I took a photo of Reed’s Fort. I know I’ve driven by it before but I just never noticed it until now. It’s located on Casino Creek Drive and the street curves as you pass by it. Maybe I’ve always watched the street, not the scenery. After I got home I […]

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Lewis & Clark Center Hosts One Millionth Visitor

Saturday, August 20, 2011 was THE day that the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT hosted their one millionth visitor! The anticipation had been building with media press releases touting the daily count – until they hit 999,900. Then, the sound bites went silent and we all had to wait and wonder when […]

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Mighty Cool Buffalo

I was at the Great Falls International Airport the other day and my camera was on the front seat of my car. As I rounded the corner to head to the parking area I noticed a painted fiberglass buffalo. Well, I’ve noticed it many times but I’ve never had my camera that handy! There was […]

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Plein Air Workshop at Russell Museum

The C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT was the site of a plein air painting workshop taught by area artist Tom Gilleon this past Monday and Tuesday. Tom is known for his incredibly high quality art works, most notably his teepees. And, that was the “model” for this week’s workshop. Monday’s weather forecast […]

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Lewistown’s Big Spring

I drove out along Big Spring Creek (MT Hwy 238) the other evening after a meeting in Lewistown. It’s a curvy road creating a beautiful scenic drive. There are several easily accessible fishing access sites just a few minutes from Lewistown for that person who wants to grab their fly rod, walk just a few […]

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Riders In The Sky – An Awesome Show

A Nashville, TN group, Riders In The Sky, headlined the evening performance at the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering Saturday night in Lewistown. There are four musicians in the group and their instruments include guitar, bass, violin (fiddle) and accordion. This group has been around for over thirty years and they say they are “keepers of the flame” of […]

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