Montana A To Z
DARBY – This little town full of big characters has made more than its share of news since Lewis and Clark met the Salish Indians nearby in 1805.
DARBY – Cal Ruark has hidden a sign under the Darby Rodeo Grounds band stage eave that only the performers can see. It reads “Picture them naked.”
Pity Jack Culbertson. He and the wife and kids had a ranch in northeastern Montana in 1887 when Jim Hill punched his Great Northern Railway through the country. The railroad established a station nearby and called it “Culbertson.” Except not after Jack.
COLSTRIP – The sky’s the thing here, or one of the big things.
The first light of morning hits the grain silos and rail tracks in Choteau.
Barbara Wamsley sits outside her home in Charlo with the Toni doll that was one of her favorites when she was a child. Wamsley has been making porcelain dolls for more than 25 years, and expanded her hobby into making all manner of miniature creations.
Ron Vandevanter pushes a rack full of beef jerky strips ready to be cured into a smokehouse last week at Montana Jerky Co. in Columbia Falls. Vandevanter’s father started the business in 1945, and over the years it’s expanded to meet the needs of the meat industry.
When Stillwater County was formed, the new county government leased the Maryland Hotel in Columbus. It served as a temporary courthouse for the next eight years, until the county built the current four-story building that still houses many county offices.
Three-year-old Sadie Edwards plugs her ears during the 94th Annual Corvallis Memorial Day Parade held Monday morning.
In the office of his log home building business near Condon, Ken Donovan talks about the effort by himself and some other Swan Valley residents to secede from Missoula County and join Lake County.
Nic Lee, owner of Glacier Distillery in Coram, mixes yeast into a mash last week to produce a whiskey he hopes to age.
Cooke City is one of many towns in Montana that start with C.
The River View Dairy barn near Cut Bank is built into the upslope of a hill, giving wagons access to the hay doors directly from the farm’s driveway. Bank barns like this are less common in Montana and are often associated with more prosperous farms.
Bear Paw Battlefield, Chinook
Welcome to Boulder, Montana.
Most of us can agree: “B” really ought to be for Butte.
Most of Boulder’s businesses sit on several blocks of Main Street, which is also Montana Highway 69. At certain times of day, the street is busy with commuters coming into or leaving town for work, and also with trucking traffic cutting between interstates 90 to the south and 15 to the north.