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Archive | September, 2012


Great Coffee Shop in Harlowton

I do admire a good cup o’ joe and when I find a place that does their own roasting, grinds their beans fresh and, as a result turns out awesome coffee – well, I love it! And, I happen to believe that people on vacation in Montana have to like that too! Snowy Mountain Coffee […]

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Harlowton’s Railroad History

Central Montana is a mecca for folks interested in railroad history. Harlowton was the end of the electric train line and one of the electric engines stands proud watch over the town’s Central Avenue. You can see the “pan” or square-looking antenna-like gadget on top of the E-57B electric engine and that is what connected to make electricity above […]

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Unique Shopping at Big Sky Grocery

I was traveling back to Great Falls yesterday from Harlowton and decided to make a quick (or so I thought) stop at Big Sky Grocery. The grocery store sits in a field about a half mile or so west of Eddie’s Corner (junction of US 191 and 200/MT 3). There are a couple of wooden gazebo […]

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Old Fort Benton Charms Us All

I’ve been to the restored fort in Fort Benton before but my travel buddies had not been there. I was eager to show off this treasure. From the outside it does look fortified! A perimeter fence surrounds the buildings and grounds so you don’t see too much until you get inside. Then, as one person […]

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Puckering Up at the Chokecherry Fest

Lewistown hosts the annual Montana Chokecherry Festival the first Saturday after Labor Day each year. The festival celebrates the chokecherry – a tart wild berry that grows profusely in Central Montana. It may be a tart berry but oh, it makes some mighty delicious treats. Lots of people bake with it and my Mom used to […]

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Gargoyles in Great Falls

Yes, it is hard to believe that there are gargoyles in Great Falls, Montana. And, they are working gargoyles! A quest for some exercise this evening took me past the Ursuline Centre on Central Avenue and 23rd Street. The stunning architecture of Great Falls’ Ursuline Centre features gargoyles near the top of the center tower. […]

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Montana’s River Ferries

Montana has three river ferries, all located on the Upper Missouri River in the central part of the state. Locations include (going downstream) the little towns of Carter and Virgelle and the McClelland ferry north of Winifred (or south of Chinook). I was at the Virgelle Ferry a week ago and out came my camera as my […]

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