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Kihn Time!

A few years ago, I posted this retro photo of Sutherland’s Jewelry from a Great Falls 75th birthday promotion.

Sutherland's Jewelry Ad

Then in 2011 I heard some radio ads for Sutherland’s featuring 80s rocker Greg Kihn.

Now, thanks to Great Falls native and all-around awesome guy Larry Eschenbacher, here is a brief audio clip of Kihn talking about his visit to Great Falls:

ALSO: my lovely bride just informed me that her very first “go alone with no parents” concert was – yep – Greg Kihn at the Civic Center in March of ’83!

(PS – this also will help answer Sean’s question)

Retro Photo

Got an email from Tim H. who noticed this retro photo over at Shorpy.com (always cool stuff to see there!) and said: “It would be interesting to see if any of your readers recognize the car or houses.”

Indeed it would. The photo caption reads:

“Great Falls, Montana. Return after 3 wks Vacation. June 27, 1964.” This Kodachrome is from a box of vacation slides I found on eBay. Originally posted 6-11-2007, and ready again for its moment in the sun.”

Photo from Shorpy.com

(click photo for larger view at Shorpy.com; also – more MT pix at Shorpy right here)

Park Hotel

From a 1959 newspaper – an ad for the Park Hotel – cool!


It’s fire-proof! Always a nice feature in a hotel, wouldn’t you agree?

Also: “You will be pleased with the TERRACE ROOM.” Eep…sounds almost like a command. “You WILL be pleased with the Terrace Room!”

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