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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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A Road Trip Through Southwest Montana’s Past

Montana’s historic landscape has been colored by a myriad of cultural influences.For instance, as the first settlers in the area, the Native American people have contributed immensely to Montana’s history and laid the foundation for today’s society. With the Homestead Act of 1862, Agriculture became the cornerstone of our economy and remains the largest industry […]

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One Last Summer Outing

With summer quickly drawing to a close, it is time to decide on that final excursion. The kids will be heading back to school in the next few weeks, and the weather – knowing Montana – is about to change drastically. Living in Montana, our summers are filled with camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and road-trips, […]

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Camas

As far as plants go, camas is rather famous in Montana, despite the fact that it is not very widespread. http://fieldguide.mt.gov/RangeMaps/RecencyMap_PMLIL0E040_FS.jpg Bread made from camas root was essential in the diets of Western Montana’s Indian tribes, and saved the Lewis and Clark Expedition from starvation. Like the buffalo, the grizzly, or the bitterroot, the delicate […]

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Blue Herons in Southwest Montana

As Montana is home to some of the most famous mammals in North America, it can be easy to overlook the birds. But that would be a mistake, because Montana has safari-level birdwatching opportunities, and for some reason, the really amazing birds (eagles, vultures, swans, cranes, etc.) are way easier to find than the famous […]

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