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Old 08-21-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Wow, Mary Fields sounds like pioneer spirit personified. Thanks for the link!
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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The story of Mary Fields is so intriguing, I went looking for more websites.
Here is a bio on the women in history site with an enlargement of the photo with her rifle. The original is with the convent office of the Ursuline Sisters.
Mary Fields biography
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Linked from there is a rather funny fictionalized account of her life (be sure to read the Disclaimer) -- Stagecoach Mary
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Quite an embellishment! I read in other places that her restaurant failed because she would give the food away to people who were hungry and too poor to pay.

When I found that page yesterday, I tried to watch the character enactment done of Mary Fields, but the link was down.

I think Cascade should put up a historic monument about Mary Fields and her accomplishments.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I think Cascade should put up a historic monument about Mary Fields and her accomplishments.
Good idea. Seems to me the local post office would be the ideal location, since postal carrier was her most successful venture.

Makes a person wonder how many other significant frontier characters are forgotten today, despite being newsworthy in their day. Perhaps as more old newspapers get digitized and put online, more will come to light.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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I think billings would be a good place for you to go, I used to live in Las Vegas and moved to Helena about 2 years ago and I have noticed that the African American population is smaller but there is not much racism here. I have been to Billings many times because my family lives there and I think you will do fine. You might have already moved by now but I hope this helps you out if you haven't.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:21 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Hey,

I'm black and want to move to Montana too! Haha!

I want to move to Billings though.

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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isnt montana one of the last states out there with a decent sized neo nazi and skinhead population. i mean it isnt like staggeringly large, but at the same time its surprising.
Ah, there's probably more (% wise and absolute numbers) in California and other urbanized states than in Montana.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Years ago, more then I can remember, I was a young cowboy that run to the far corners for entertainment. Hell, there was nothing else to do. haha Used to run up the haul road to Alzada at a little bar. We went up to listen to Charlie Pride. I drove a couple hundred miles to listen to him in a little 2 by twice bar. Besides Alzada, nothing beat Colony.

The haul road out of Belle Forche. Bentinight mining. Talk about slick when it rained. hahahahahaha
Colony, WY, correct? That area of Wyoming where 212 is for about twenty miles or something, on the way to SD?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Here is how I see it. In Montana there are just not that many people so each person has an individual identity. So you are more likely to be judged as an individual rather than as a member of an ethnic or a racial group. You are Pete that lives in that white house on corner down by cousin Mary. If you treat others how you wish to be treated, the majority of people you meet in Montana will be swell.
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