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It Was A Weekend of Lewis & Clark History

Great Falls hosts the annual Lewis & Clark Festival the third weekend in June each year. Gibson Park (named after the founder of Great Falls) was a perfect location for the festival – lots of shade trees, grass, a bandshell for performers and plenty of room to spread out a variety of activities. The weather […]

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The Wall That Heals

Last night I didn’t go to the opening ceremony of The Wall That Heals for a reason – I figured there would be a crowd and I wanted some alone-time at the wall. About 9am this morning I drove to Elks Riverside Park in Great Falls and was rather surprised to see quite a few […]

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Fort Benton’s Museums Open for the Season

Last Friday evening I drove to Fort Benton for their annual “firing of the cannon” to signal opening day for the community’s museums. I was a bit late after scrambling through the work day but the drive was gorgeous and I gradually began to wind down by time I took the turn in to Fort Benton. […]

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A Solemn Experience at Bear Paw Battlefield

This past Saturday, October 5, was the 136th anniversary of the surrender of Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce people at Bear Paw Battlefield south of Chinook, MT. Every year several members from the Nez Perce tribe, National Park Service, and some nearby coordinators at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation organize a ceremony at the battlefield on the Saturday nearest to […]

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