Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - The Blackfoot Valley's News Source Since 1980

By Rick and Susie Graetz
Department of Geography University of Montana 

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Bits of Montana wisdom (Part 5 of 5)


Rick and Susie Graetz

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At a recent book signing, a gentleman who knew quite a bit about the Judith Basin country explained how Utica, a small town in the basin on the road into the Little Belt Mountains, received its name. He mentioned that one of the early arrivals onto that landscape thought folks would have to be crazy to live there. (We can't figure out why, as it's a beautiful piece of geography, but perhaps he...

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