|BANNACK: GOLD FUELS MONTANA’S FIRST TERRITORIAL CAPITAL (BANNACK PART 3)|
In early September 1862, freighters from Utah were heading for customers in the Deer Lodge Valley when they heard of this latest gold strike. Realizing they could shorten their trip and sell the goods in Bannack, they made an impromptu detour. This decision no doubt helped many of the miners survive the coming cold months.
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|World War I began 100 years ago this summer. When the United States joined the war three years later, many Montanans turned to food to support the war effort. Women attending Montana State College during World War I signed a pledge that they wouldn’t eat more than six pieces of candy a week. When they did eat, the candy would be no larger than one-inch square and half-inch thick.|
|Fishing has a way of making friends.|
For Mike Benson and Jason Mahlen, fishing forged a lifelong friendship.
Benson recalls the day perfectly. It was one of those blue bird spring days on Flathead Lake; the sun was out, and fishermen were fishing in t-shirts and shorts. Then he heard a strange noise.
|It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday, and Mary Brown is busy in the kitchen at Glacier High School. As another cook prepares a batch of hummus in a large mixer, there’s a buzz in the kitchen that hasn’t been there in a while. That’s because the kind of food they’re serving here is fresh and healthy — and the high school students are loving it.|
So are the cooks.
|Motivation is never a problem for composer Eric Funk. Rather, the challenge for Funk is finding time to write the music that is always is running through his mind.|