Montana’s Branding Tradition

by Amy Pearson, photos by Loni Judisch Montana author Ivan Doig is known to have said, “Brands are the classical language of the American West.” The ultimate purpose of a brand is to illustrate [...]

The Brethren

By Lochiel Edwards If agriculture is defined as the cultivation of crops and the husbandry of livestock, then Montana has a relatively short Ag history. The first settlers of the Americas arrived [...]

Reframing Rural

by Amy Pearson Megan Torgerson grew up as the youngest of four daughters on a farm and ranch south of Dagmar Montana. Her mother claims that even at the age of three, Torgerson was able to “keep [...]

American Power Unit, llc

by Amy Pearson Warren Louis has enjoyed several careers over the span of his eighty- three years on Earth. After retiring as an electrical engineer in Billings, Louis received word that City [...]

Revisiting Jumbo Lookout

by Amy Pearson During the summer of 2015, I spent ninety-eight days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness working as a fire lookout for the Forest Service on Jumbo Lookout. Jumbo Lookout is well-known [...]

Borrie’s: A Legacy of Food & Family

Black Eagle hardly resembles the community that stood in 1938. The air was thick with foreign accents. The Big Stack loomed large overhead. City limits were distinct from those of neighboring [...]

Johnson Madison Lumber

For nearly 100 years, Johnson Madison Lumber has supported the needs of Great Falls contractors, homeowners, high school students, charities, and others, with great products, friendly service, [...]