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In Butte, Heinze was a partier and a charmer.

Copper Kings

The stories of the Copper Kings are stories of Gilded Age ambition, impossible wealth, and devious political machinations. They are the stories of Butte, of Montana, and of the country. William A. Clark came to Montana on the cusp of the gold rush. He quickly found that he could make more money selling things to […]

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A Month of Christmases!

December is upon us, and in SouthWest Montana that means one thing: community Christmas events. Seriously, it seems like every town in the state has at least some sort of Christmas shindig in the works, from Christmas strolls, to Christmas bazaars, to art gallery receptions, you won’t be starved for culture this holiday season (and […]

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An Ode To Southwest Montana Thanksgivings

An Ode To Southwest Montana Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is not about the food. It should be about thankfulness, and family, and friendship. But it is about those things in the context of a feast. A joyful celebration culminating in sitting around a table, and eating food together. It doesn’t have to be lavish or excessive. It can be–if you have twenty-ish people, […]

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Montana Made

Do you need a mousetrap? An alpaca? An emu, a rifle, a drone, an app, an insulated concrete log, a buckskin beer coozie, a candle, or a cap? You need look no further than Montana. And frankly, the above is just the tip of the iceberg. The Montana Department of Commerce lists some thirty-four hundred […]

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Wild Southwest Montana

We the people of Montana grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains, the vastness of our rolling plains, and desiring to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations do ordain and establish this constitution. ~Preamble to the […]

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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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