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Mai Wah Museum sign, Butte

Leave Only Footprints

The weather in Southwest Montana has taken a turn. By no means is the spring/summer heat upon us, and yes there is still snow on the ground, but these few warm days have us looking forward to long summer nights under Montana’s big sky. Our state is renowned for wide-open expanses, incredible CM Russell skies, […]

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Jeannette Rankin. From ellenbaumler.blogspot.com and the Montana Historical Society

Great Montana Women: International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s day, we’ve perused our archives searching for the best stories about the remarkable women who have help to shape Montana, the nation, and the world. Of course, no such post could start without mentioning Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Despite her relative lack of […]

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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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Bannack Montana

The Road Agents

In the wild west, murders and robberies of the innocent are considered especially heinous. In Virginia City, the dedicated citizens who investigate these vicious crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Vigilance Committee. These are their stories: Alder Gulch | May 26, 1863 On this date, six men set up camp along […]

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Ice Fishing on Georgetown Lake

Southwest Montana Snow Day!

In Montana, summer turns to winter in the blink of an eye, winter starts before fall and ends after spring has begun. It is for this reason that Montana is packed with winter enthusiasts who take every available opportunity to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and more! Growing up in […]

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