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Oct 1, 2014 - Philipsburg, MT

October 1, 2014 Not light until almost 7:00 and much cooler, about 40 degrees. We all relaxed for most of the morning just catching up for lost time since we last saw each other. Bob and I walked up Rock Creek road to the Morgan-Case Homestead, a rustic log cabin situated on approximately 320 acres on the Rock Creek River. Annie Morgan, a Baltimore born slave was a cook for General Custer during the Civil War but left his service before the Battle of Little Big Horn. A Granite County attorney hired her to take his liquor drinking uncle to a...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Philipsburg, MT

September 30, 2014 Went to the Hitching Post for breakfast. What a fun place! We had to have another sausage patty! We left Beth and Joe at 10:30 and headed to Butte. The old silver mining town is depressed although the city is trying to trumpet the “historic” area. We did see some of the “painted ladies”, old, colorful houses. We walked about a bit before going to the library where we charged our devices and caught up on the news. The drive from Butte to Phillipsburg was through “plain type” fields with lots of hay rolls. From Hwy 90 we...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Granite Ghost Town & More

Today we drove the Pintler Veterans' Memorial Scenic Highway. This 64-mile drive goes from Anaconda, one of Montana's most historic towns, to Georgetown Lake, Philipsburg and ends in Drummond. The road travels through both conifer-clad mountains and sage-covered hills following the Flint Creek. We made several stops along the way. We viewed the Anaconda Stack, it is more than 585 feet high and the world's tallest free standing masonry structures. One of the few remnants of Anaconda's huge copper smelting plants. We also enjoyed...

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Aug 20, 2010 - Philipsburg, MT

Drove here today (with the obligatory stop at Wheat Montana) through some very pretty country (after we left I-90) along Hwy 1. Georgetown Lake formed 100 plus years ago by damming Flint Creek features a number of Forest Service campgrounds and we will be checking them out. Plans call for us to spend a week in this little town. Finally encountered one of those RV parks that has really bad electricity. The more others use the less we have.

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Jul 7, 2010 - St. Regis Montana to Philipsburg

Continental breakfast was a choice of hot or dry cereal, juice, coffee and tea. 10:30 am start today. We traveled from St. Regis Montana to Philipsburg, we stopped at a little place where you can mine for Sapphires.... the rock mixture comes in a plastic bag, the employee then washes it in a wooden half barrel to remove the clay, then it is put onto a table, the kids were given empty pill bottles and tweezers to mine the sapphires. Then they get to have the Sapphires looked at and appraised. Jakob mined 6 @ 5.41 weight cut table sapphires...

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Jun 20, 2010 - Philipsburg, Montana

Left West Yellowstone this morning at 8:30 am and arrived at Philipsburg Montana about 1:00 pm. Beautiful scenery along the way some and very steep inclines that adds to the excitement of the drive. We did see several deer and a Bald Headed Eagle on route. Philipsburg located on Montana’s Pinter Scenic Highway One is a 1800’s restored town with lots of outdoor recreation activities –fly fishing looks extremely popular. Just stopping over for the night at the Philipsburg Inn on our way to Glacier National Park

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