Central Montana Rail

By Hope Good Central Montana Rail, Inc. is a short line railroad operating track in Judith Basin, Fergus, and Chouteau Counties. In 1985, a locally governed nonprofit corporation began operating [...]

Railroad Trestles

By Hope Good In addition to the many Montana bridges in use today, remnants of bridges from the past can still be seen across the landscape. Others exist only in old photographs and memories. [...]


Many brilliant minds paved the way for the invention of the locomotive. In the First Century, a Greek mathematician and engineer known as Heron (or Hero) of Alexandria published a description [...]

Homesteads and Railroads

by Marie Hoyer President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862. Because of much confusion, controversy, and border disputes over land, steps had to be taken to reorganize the conflicts [...]

Shelby Railroads

by JB Chandler In 1890, progress came to North Central Montana on railroads, and from every direction. The Great Northern Railway was planned and plotted and heading west from Havre to eventually [...]

Thanksgiving Trivia

After the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it took over 200 years before Thanksgiving Day was officially proclaimed in 1863. Sara Hale, a magazine editor, spent 40 years writing editorials and letters [...]

Frankincense and Myrrh

No matter your faith, you’ve most likely noticed frankincense and myrrh resins, incense, and essential oils start to pop up this time of year. Many first heard of these resins through the story [...]