Moving West

By Stacy Bronec John Lippert had only $100 in his pocket when he and his cousin hid on a railcar from Minnesota to Montana. The stowaways arrived in Carter, which was under a foot of snow, with [...]

Levee Gold

By Stacy Bronec In the late 1980s, First State Bank in Fort Benton (now First Bank of Montana) began offering Christmas Promotion loans and a local currency option years before the trend caught [...]

Bringing in the Harvest

Article & Photos by Stacy Bronec Many Montanans look forward to summer months full of vacations, days on the lake, and a slower pace of life, but for farmers, this time of year is anything [...]

The Ranch Legend

By Stacy Bronec When you look at the before and after pictures of this 1954 Dodge Power Wagon, it’s hard to believe it’s the same vehicle. The before photo of Johnny Ames in 1978 was snapped for [...]

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