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A Tip of the Hat to Charlie Russell

In celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy, the Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls held an event last weekend called Saddles and Spurs. The museum complex covers one full city block in the northside residential area of Great Falls and includes the galleries, Charlie’s log studio (including tipi poles) and the house […]

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Paris Gibson, Founder of Great Falls

A lunch break the other day in Gibson Park, one of Great Falls’ most centrally located parks, had me getting my camera out for some photos. A local garden club and the Great Falls Park & Recreation Department make sure the park looks great for all of the events there. On Wednesday evenings in the […]

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More Pictographs Than I’ve Ever Seen

A week ago I had the chance to tour Bear Gulch Pictographs southeast of Lewistown. I’d heard about Bear Gulch and had been on their website but it’s still hard to know just what to expect. The drive from Lewistown, the geographic center of Montana, was about 28 miles. We drove past Pine Meadows Golf […]

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Old Fort Benton Opens With a Bang

Actually, the Old Fort at Fort Benton opened with a “boom”! The firing of the cannon has become a ritual for celebrations at the restored Old Fort Benton in this small historic town. Dubbed the “Birthplace of Montana”, Fort Benton was the site of many steamboats who came up the Missouri River in the 1800s. This […]

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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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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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