Montana Memories is a series of recollections of the author’s experiences growing up in Montana during the middle of the twentieth century. The nation had recovered from a long depression, fought and won a world war and faced the uncertainties of the Cold War. For young boys it was time of adventure and daring escapades while hunting and fishing in the spectacular Montana venues. More
Montana Memories is a fun adventure with young boys challenging the great outdoors in Montana’s spectacular landscape. In order to find fun and adventure, considering the tight family budgets and rationing of goods, the boys had to rely on their wits, imagination and reckless daring. The boys daring sometimes gets them into precarious positions, but they always managed to survive and have fun doing so. Besides hunting and fishing, the boys enjoy hockey on the frozen Gibson Park pond in Great Falls, Montana, and in the rinks in many of the small farming communities in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. It is a story of young adventurous boys overcoming hardships brought on by the Great Depression, World War II and the post war exigencies. However, despite the hardships mid-twentieth century Great Falls was a great place to grow up. The nearby mountains, rivers, waterfalls, creeks, caves and canyons offered unlimited places for exploration and adventure for spirited youngsters. Within easy reach of the city were outstanding fishing and hunting venues. The mountains and prairies were alive with deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, Canada geese, mallard ducks, grouse, prairie chickens, and ring-neck pheasants.