TRUE MONTANA STORIES
by Carole Mackin
The Montana Sun Doing a Highwire Act
United States was about to enter World War II, Montanans on isolated
farmsteads were playing baseball. The Outcasts were rag-tag
ranchers who weren't good enough for the town teams. So, they formed
their own team and won their way into the playoffs at the end of
Montana ranchers during the depression battled hungry deer who destroyed whole stacks of alfalfa hay. Montana's poaching laws
were severe and enforced with a vengence. This pitted the sly
wardens against the slippery poachers.
Going Home: A teenage mother finds a way to return home.
Cheka: When a dog and a porcupine go bump in the night, extracting the quills is a
dog owner's nightmare.
Slam: A gentle soul faces down a shark.
Swirls on the surface of Fort Peck Reservoir
hinted of what was "down there" blocking an intake to the Ft. Peck power house. Two divers suited up to take a closer look. When they were fished out, their
ordeal had struck them dumb.
Epidemics of small pox swept through the frontier and hit homesteaders hard. One
young survivor wrote a letter to calm the
anxiety of his family.
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