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Lewistown’s Historic Calvert Hotel

I recently toured The Historic Calvert Hotel in Lewistown, Montana. Rooms in this former school dormitory have recently been remodeled and when I was there the owner was laying tile (beautiful tile I might add) in the lower level that will become a restaurant and lounge. In fact, the tile work in the restrooms in […]

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Montana’s Missouri River Breaks

After leaving Winifred, MT this morning our group drove about 15 miles north into the Missouri River Breaks. Locally, you’ll hear this area referred to as “The Breaks”. From Fort Benton to 149 miles downstream, the Mighty Mo has a Wild & Scenic designation. This river area and part of the land surrounding the Wild & Scenic Missouri are also in the Upper Missouri […]

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Lewis & Clark Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 2nd is the 12th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls. Located along the Missouri River overlooking Black Eagle falls, the Center is a great place for families and history seekers. Theme for this year’s anniversary celebration is the grizzly bear. Bear stories will be told in the Lewis […]

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Lewis & Clark Continuing Education in Great Falls

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center’s annual Continuing Education Series gets underway today. Held at the Interpretive Center at 4201 Giant Springs Road (on the east edge of Great Falls), the first program is Wildlife Discoveries of Lewis & Clark by Choteau-based naturalist David Shea. The Lewis & Clark expedition encountered hundreds of animals, nearly […]

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An Old West Afternoon

Sunday afternoon was one of those perfect summer days – temps about 90, no humidity, a light breeze, cottonball-like clouds and blue sky. I decided to attend an outdoor concert on the lawn at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. Music was provided by the Old West Trio, aptly named because they played songs of […]

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A Decision Made Correctly

Over 200 years ago the Lewis & Clark Expedition traveled up the mighty Missouri River. When they approached the confluence of the Marias and Missouri Rivers, directions weren’t so clear. Some members of the expedition felt the Marias was the right river to take, others said the Missouri was the main river. A wrong decision would […]

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River History – The Upper Missouri River

Take a tip from the locals – a float trip on the Upper Missouri River should just be part of everyone’s summer.  Before you go, schedule a visit to the Bureau of Land Management’s Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center in Fort Benton. The BLM center is located right along the river bank and as you enter the […]

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Living History in Fort Benton, MT

Fort Benton, MT is located on the Missouri River about 40 minutes from Great Falls. It was once dubbed the World’s Most Inland Port because of all the steamboats that landed there. You’d be hard pressed to visit Fort Benton and not know how proud this town is of it’s history. This past week I […]

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