Category: History

Hidden Jewels

When most visitors consider visiting Montana or other western states, there are certain recreational magnets that attract the most attention – national parks such as Yellowstone or Glacier, or large Wilderness areas such as the Bob Marshall, Absaroka-Beartooth, Great Bear or the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. However tucked away across Montana are a…

History and Facts on Branding Livestock in Montana

In Montana, we rerecord livestock brands every 10 years and next year 2021, is your due date with the Montana Department of Livestock to rerecord your brand. With that in mind thought it might be of interest to know the history behind the brand. Since The practice of branding cattle is ancient. What we know…

One of America’s Safest Homes Provides Escape and Security People Want Now

For the first time, Montana luxury homeowners open secure space and home Today’s events have shown us what is possible.  No longer is the thought of a major worldwide pandemic a conspiracy theory.  It is happening in real time and making people seek out safe places to ride it out.  Montana has become a beacon…

Ranching in Montana

Ranching is defined as “an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions; a large farm used primarily to raise one kind of crop or animal; a tract of land, usually with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood.” (Dictionary.com, 2020) Ranching, one of Montana’s first industries,…

5 Montana State Parks to Camp At This Summer

Enjoy an extended stay at one of Montana’ s 54 State Parks this summer which have more than 500 campsites to reserve. Here are some top favorites! Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Camp, hike and see the amazing geological wonders of one of Montana’s first and best known state park. Lewis & Clark Caverns…

Welcome to the Trapper’s Cabin Ranch

Welcome to the Trappers Cabin Ranch This land was originally held by the Federal Government under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and later passed on to the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1905, the area was harvested for timber by the railroads and then in 1910, Tom Lincoln, a trapper, constructed a cabin on the ranch…

Ravalli County Fair and Rocking RC Rodeo

As a member of the Ravalli County Fair Commission and the Rockin RC Rodeo equipment I wanted to take a moment to extend a sincere thank you and congratulations to all our sponsors. We couldn’t present the Rodeo without your dedication to this community and more specifically to this event. You can take great pride…

Why Choose Twin Bridges, Montana?

Twin Bridges, home to approximately 375 people offers an abundance of recreational amenities including hiking, biking, floating, and more. When not hiking to the hidden lakes found around the town, you could be fishing the for blue ribbon trout. The Big Hole, Beaverhead, and Ruby Rivers all converge near Twin Bridges to form the Jefferson….

The Deschamps Ranch

Located south of Frenchtown, Montana (outside of Missoula) is an agricultural oasis that has been around for over four generations. The Deschamps Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in Montana dating back to 1877 when the Deschamps family first settled in Montana. Not only is this a place for farming and vegetation, but there…

The Snowcrest Ranch

The Snowcrest, owned by Turner Enterprises, Inc, is a beautiful 13,343-acre ranch located along the Upper Ruby River in Southwest Montana. The ranch operates as a working ranch for the production of bison and wildlife. The Snowcrest Ranch provides a good habitat for a variety of wildlife including mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk,…