Exploring the Kootenai Trail
Early settlement of the Tobacco Valley was closely tied to the extension of the Great Northern Railroad from Columbia Falls to the Town of Rexford. This railroad link was started in 1901 and finally completed in 1904. It was built to connect the Fernie Branch Railroad which hugged the east bank of the Kootenai River to gain better access to British Columbia.
UPDATE: 3rd Annual Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club Charity Fun Run
UPDATE: The day was warmer than last year....so much so that it drizzled and the snow off of the groomed trail was super heavy and wet. HOWEVER......despite that...spirits were not damp. A grand time was had by all. And - they raised more money for charity than they have ever done before! Way to go Ten Lakes S.C. and participants!!
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Great snowmobiling and great family fun! The Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club will be hosting it’s annual charity Fun Run on Saturday, February 7th. Come preregister during the Before the Run Party at Trapper's Saloon on Friday starting at 5:00 pm. Or show-up Saturday morning with your friends, family, and sleds at the Flanagan property ½ mile up Grave Crk Rd on Sat.....registration starts at 8:00 am
Humanities Montana has come to Lincoln County!
Humanities Montana has come to Lincoln County! They are Montana's independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For over 40 years they have benefited hundreds of Montana organizations and thousands of us Montanans throughout the state. Starting in the summer of 2014, they are working with a group of volunteers in our community to provide and support public programs that stimulate reflection, create knowledge, resolve problems, and inspire delight.
Conversations of Old: Addie Scott Irwin
A Conversation with Addie Scott Irwin nee Brock
I interviewed Addie at the Extended Care Center of North Valley Hospital in December 1993. She was there as the result of a broken hip which had put her down, but, certainly not out. She was expecting me and I was flattered by the fact that she had obviously taken the time to be impeccably dressed and made-up. Her silver hair was flawlessly coiffured and her rouge lent a healthy vibrant glow to her face. Her eyes sparkled and it was clear to me that she was still very much present in life. She began talking to me as I was arranging myself and my tape recorder, complimenting me and telling me how much she was enjoying The Tobacco Plains Journal. We pick up the conversation in mid-stride.