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Race to the Sky

Race to the Sky

For a few days every February, the valleys and mountains around Helena resound with the yips and howls of impatient dogs, just as they would have done seventy-odd years ago. Between 1942 and 1944, roughly one thousand sled and pack dogs called the Helena area home. The dogs were housed and trained at Camp Rimini, […]

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Christmas Strolling

December’s Christmas stroll season started strong this weekend with Ovando’s Old West Christmas Fest and Townsend’s Stroll on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s Cowboy Christmas Rendezvous in Augusta, and the Grant Kohrs Ranch Open House. But, be not afraid, for we bring you good tidings of great joy—Christmas Stroll season has just begun! Philipsburg starts this […]

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Helena’s Great Shake

While Montana has never been struck by an earthquake as large as the 7.8 that struck New Zealand recently, the state has experienced its fair share of earth-rattling shakes. In fact, Montana is the 8th most earthquake-prone state in the union, and experiences between 7 to 10 quakes a day. Many of those quakes are […]

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Cornish Pasties, Not a Butte Tradition

Fans of the blog might remember that last year I conducted important anthropological research on Butte pasties. Here’s a recap: I ate a lot of Butte pasties and they were delicious. Recently I managed to continue my research on pasties in Cornwall, which is to pasties what the Louvre is to old pictures. For Montanans […]

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Headframe Spirits: A Blogger’s Dream

Headframe Spirits is a travel blogger’s dream: it is a craft distillery that relentlessly promotes Butte, tourism, history, and (of course) good booze. Although only founded some five years ago, Headframe wants you to know that when you drink its products, you drink Butte history. Each of their products is named after one of the […]

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Townsend Fall Fest 2016

Townsend Fall Fest 2016

No small town is complete without its quirky traditions – each tradition adds to the character of the town. The annual Townsend Fall Fest is just around the corner and this is an event that you don’t want to miss. Promoted across the area by hay bale sculptures, this event kicks off soon on September […]

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