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Archive | December, 2011


Browning Firearm Collection

The C. M. Russell Museum is thought of as an art museum and it’s certainly that and much more. The artist’s log studio filled with Native American artifacts is one of my favorites but I was also intrigued by the Browning Firearms Collection just off the main lobby of the museum. This collection used to […]

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New Looks Old – And We Like That

A couple of years ago a very unfortunate fire started in one of Great Falls’ downtown historic multi-story buildings. Most people identified the building as the Public Drug building since that was the retail operation on the main/street level floor. The building was on the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue – a main intersection […]

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Hundreds of Nativities on Display

The Columbus Center, 1601 2nd Avenue North in Great Falls, has a huge display of nativity sets displayed on the first floor. If you enter from the main door you come in to the building lobby, then turn right and go down the hall…it’s one of those “you can’t miss it when you get there” displays. Some people […]

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Chester Hosts Christmas Stroll

What a better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to attend a Christmas Stroll in one of our small rural towns. Chester, Montana is located on US Hwy 2 about midway across the state from east to west on what we call the Hi-Line. Amtrak rolls through town but you would need to […]

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Chouteau County Celebrates

The first weekend in December finds many vehicles heading to Russell Country’s Chouteau County for a wonderful county-wide celebration. Here’s a history lesson – there is a town named Choteau (spelled with one “u”) but it’s in Montana’s Teton County, not Chouteau County. Back to the Chouteau County Country Christmas. Take your pick of our small, […]

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Marias Museum’s New Clock

The newest exhibit at Shelby’s Marias Museum of History and Art is definitely “timely”. Last Tuesday evening the museum hosted an open house and dedication of a new clock display covering almost an entire wall. The first time I was ever at the Marias Museum of History and Art I was sure I was going in the […]

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North Pole Adventure – By Train

This past weekend I was fortunate to experience the North Pole Adventure near Lewistown, MT. Five of us, including one three-year old, rode the Charlie Russell Chew Choo train which becomes the “North Pole Adventure” during December. There are two North Pole train runs each Friday and Saturday during the first three weeks of December […]

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New Event at the Christmas Stroll

Friday’s Christmas Stroll in downtown Great Falls had all of the perfect elements – mild temperatures but you still needed winter clothing, lots of people, festive and decorated storefronts and most stores were open. There were street vendors selling a nice variety of food, restaurants and lounges were open and there was live music on […]

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