Whenever a business has been around for more than a century, it must be doing something right. Doug MacPherson’s great-grandfather, George MacPherson, started Montana Shoe Co. in Butte in 1908. Butte’s population had grown to nearly 100,000 during the years surrounding World War I, as the Mi…
Processed leather awaits customers at Montana Leather.
Montana Leather Co. has been in business for 104 years.
Doug MacPherson talks about Montana Leather's 104-year history in Montana. The fourth-generation, family-owned business began as a company repairing shoes and mule harnesses. It is charging into the future with a website designed to increase their mail-order business, which already goes arou…
Wes Schenk, of Schenk's Shoe and Saddle Repair in Harlowton, is among the remaining few saddle makers in this region operating retail stores.
Wes Schenk, owner of Schenk's Shoe and Saddle Repair in Harlowton, is among a few saddle makers in the area that still operate retail stores.
After a long day's work in the isolation of his custom saddle shop, Gordon Andrus takes time to play fetch with his new dog.
Gordon Andrus carves details into a strap of leather, which he'll add to one of his custom saddles when the piece is finished.
Gordon Andrus, who fell in love with leather making back in the 1970s, inherited many of his tools from his grandfather.
CODY, Wyo. — With the stove pouring out heat and the dog asleep on the floor, Gordon Andrus pulls down his visor and runs a finger over the carved leather of his new saddle.
When storing your holiday decor, keep your Christmas linens and tree skirt safe in an old suitcase. Separate the garments with a dryer sheet to keep them smelling fresh until next year.