Henry Plummer | The Undoing of a Sheriff

**Don’t miss Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Henry Plummer Series With Electa out of the picture, Plummer had little reason to spend time at home and threw himself into his work. When he was in Bannack, he took meals with his in-laws, the Vails, and their two boarders – Joseph Swift and Francis … Read more

Henry Plummer | An Infamous Character

Henry Plummer

  Amongst Montanans, Henry Plummer is a household name, known as one of the most infamous characters in our colorful history. Yet his story is one of the most contested accounts in the mining history of the West. That leaves us with the question: what is the truth about Henry Plummer (a man who seemed … Read more

Our Favorite Stops between Glacier and Yellowstone

Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area

So you have decided to make the trek from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park, which as we suggested in the blog Ode to the Road (Trip) is one of the most popular summer traditions for both Montana residents and visitors to the Treasure State. Now the only question is: what stops will you … Read more

Bannack: Haunting Montana

Bannack. The once-bright star of Montana, now a ruin. A town in arrested decay. The sun glints blindly off of the few remaining storefronts, stores with neither wares nor customers. The saloons do not hum with music, mule trains no longer clog main street, and the town’s five thousand plus residents no longer throng the … Read more

Time to Cool Off!

Summer is here. The days are getting longer and  (with the exception of the occasional downpour/thunderstorm) hotter. It won’t be long now before 80 degrees seems normal and 90 seems perfectly reasonable. Which means that it is finally time to start thinking very seriously about abandoning all responsibility and spending the next two and a … Read more

Heading for Lost

Maybe it is just the name, but I have always felt like Lost Creek State Park, north of Anaconda, doesn’t get enough notice. The state park stretches for 502 acres along Lost Creek. Like much of Southwest Montana, the area sits on a limestone formation. The creek courses through a deep canyon beneath towering limestone … Read more

10 Southwest Montana Resolutions for the New Year

Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions are a joke. That’s because people always resolve to things that aren’t any fun. Go to the gym, eat carrot sticks, things like that. Well, we can help. We’ve put together a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions that are doable and fun. Pick one, or resolve to do … Read more