Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Birthplace of Great Falls

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Several weeks ago I posted about a small book from 1986 titled “What To Do On A Boring Day In Great Falls.” Here’s an excerpt about our city’s founding: Great Falls as a city originated one beautiful sunny day in early May of 1882. On that particular day, Paris Gibson, age 42, climbed to...
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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 15, 2008
Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, we appreciate all of the things that dear ol’ dad has done for us: life lessons, wisdom, trips together, hunting, shared jokes, and such. So a hearty “thanks!” to all the dads out there – including mine, of course. But this is a blog about Great Falls, so let’s take a...
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Retro: Buttrey’s

Monday, June 9, 2008
Retro: Buttrey’s

I’m disappointed: only ONE person left a comment to guess about the Retro picture! So either nobody cared, or nobody (except GeeGuy) was brave enough to venture a guess. The answer is: Buttrey’s! Check out this ad from 1964:
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Portage

Monday, May 19, 2008
Portage

Took a little visit about ten miles north of GF to Portage on Saturday; it’s not a town or village – just sort of a one-time train stop with a couple of abandoned grain elevators (?), with a large homestead adjacent. We were there for a huge auction (conducted by the awesome Burows team)....
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