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A River Runs Under It

When I was in Lewistown, Montana last week I stopped in to the Montana Tavern on Main Street. Their outdoor neon sign really captures the title of this blog – a river really does run under this tavern! Spring Creek, which many local Montana fishermen know as an awesome fishing creek, runs near and through […]

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Lunch at Brooks Market

Last week I was in Lewistown and timed my first stop around noon at Brooks Market. Brooks Market is easy to find – located on the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street in a beautiful building. When you first walk in you’ll see one wall devoted entirely to wine – wine that you won’t find at the typical […]

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Love the Scenery

When our tourism researchers ask people what they like to do on their Montana vacation one item that usually is mentioned is “driving for pleasure”. Open roads, beautiful big sky, very little traffic and stunning scenic vistas – hey, you can’t beat that! I was on US Hwy 87 the other day just a bit […]

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Farmers Market – More Than Veggies

OK, let’s set the record straight. I went to the Farmers Market in Great Falls tonight and I DID buy vegetables. But, the Fudge Lady was there and well, you know the rest of the story! This platter is what Alma Winberry, The Fudge Lady, calls fudge shooters. I didn’t sample them but gosh, they […]

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Spiffing Things Up

I was driving across town in Great Falls today and went through the First Avenue North underpass. The walls of the underpass have been painted in years past but they were sorely in need of a little spiffing up. The downtown Business Improvement District realized the need, offered a prize for the top design submitted, artists were […]

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Perennial Rootsfest Held in Great Falls

Forde Nursery in Great Falls was the site of Friday night’s 3rd Perennial Rootsfest. Note the word perennial in the name – this event is held at a nursery and annual would be a misnomer! Carrie Rodriquez headlined the show and Peter Karp and Sue Foley also performed. Rodriquez, an Austin, TX native, is a singer/songwriter/musician who wows […]

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Step Back In Time

Fort Benton’s Ag Museum (technically called the State of Montana’s Museum of the Northern Great Plains) is truly a step back in time. During a visit to the museum you will travel in time from 1908 through 1980 – three generations of farming in Central Montana. The building is massive (30,000 square feet) and, if […]

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Five After Five

Some folks will say it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Well, Fort Benton’s Chouteau County courthouse has been a step ahead of Jimmy Buffet for quite awhile. For many years it really was 5:05 in Fort Benton all the time! When the stately courthouse was built money was too tight to put a clock on the clock tower. A […]

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Moccasins and Cactus – Ouch

In the Lewis & Clark journals you can read how members of the expedition had trouble with their moccasins. The soles wore out and some needed to be re-soled every two days. The cause was probably a combination of things – lots of walking on hard ground, vegetation and cactus, known more scientifically as prickly pear. The […]

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