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Living History weekend set for June 7 Provides the opportunity to experience first hand the area history PAM BURKE Havre Daily News HAVRE — While the common thread among historical attractions everywhere is to teach people about history, Havre’s Living History Day Saturday, June 7, provides the opportunity to experience the area's history first hand, as well. Living History brings together the efforts of organizers at several of the area’s historical sites and annual events that welcome people to take part in activities, demonstrations and re-enactments that bring the history back to life. Fort Assinniboine During this weekend event, historic Fort Assinniboine, once the largest military post in Montana and the U.S., will have tours all day starting with the first at 10 a.m. and ending with the last tour leaving at 3:30 p.m. During the tours, people will be treated to live

firearm and cannon demonstrations by the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club and learn about the traders, Mounties and soldiers who are testimonials to our state’s past and the opening of the frontier. People can stroll through a display of hides and guns, with oldtime music providing a special historical note. Tours on the Black Jack touring wagon, named after General John “Black Jack” Pershing who was stationed at the fort early in his career, will go out every half hour. Fort Assinniboine is located about six miles south of Havre, east off U.S. Highway 87. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 for 18 and younger for the day. Those people keen to support the Fort Assinniboine restoration effort are invited to attend the Unfinished Tour event starting at 4 p . m . i n t h e fo r t ’s O f f i c e r s Amusement Hall. After the official opening comments welcoming guests, tours of portions of the fort not usually accessed by the public will take guests through four buildings, including the Guard House, with a live re-enactment by Martin Holt. Fundraising opportunities will include a poker run and a sealed bid auction for four pieces of art created by local artists Steve Helmbrecht,,Tom Marinkovich, Athena Fox and Vince Woodwick.

Havre Daily News/file photo Volunteer actors re-enact gambling and drinking in the Sporting Eagle Saloon for Havre Beneath the Streets’ Living History event in 2013. All four art pieces incorporate the framework of windows salvaged from the fort restoration. Havre Beneath the Streets L iv i ng H i stor y p rov i de s a

chance to bring the Havre Beneath the Streets museum alive among the many displays of local artifacts. The Sporting Eagle Saloon, the Old West at its best, will have gam-

blers and dance hall girls, as well as good ol’ boys just needing a drink. People can shop at Gourley Brothers Bakery to purchase tasty homemade

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Welcome Welcome our Canadian neighbors and friends … to Havre.

Our area is rich in history of the American West. Havre was settled more than 100 years ago, after James J. Hill forged the Great Northern Railroad, now Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, across the Great Plains. Havre quickly became the transportation hub of the area, providing goods and supplies to the area trappers, miners and military stationed at Fort Assinniboine. Area museums and attractions set the stage for a visit, showcasing and re-creating local history. The Havre Daily News is pleased to bring this community tourism information guide for visitors to the area. Recreation can be found in town at city parks, the golf courses, historical attractions and art venues. Western hospitality is no catchpenny phrase in Havre. Hospitality and friendliness are a charming part of the town’s personality, as genuine and as real as the surrounding hills. Havre is a town where visitors are warmly welcomed whether the stay is an hour, a day or a week.

Outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities beckon with camping and fishing in Beaver Creek Park located in the Bear Paw Mountains and at Fresno Reservoir. Beaver Creek Park, 10,000 acres in size, provides a beautiful natural recreation area. Historical and archeological sites await visitors, including the bison kill site, on the western edge of Havre, and Fort Assinniboine, one of the largest forts in the nation built at the end of the Indian Wars just south of Havre. The arts also embrace Havre, from art shows to theater productions performed by local actors and concerts and shows by nationally recognized talent. A variety of attractions also exist in surrounding communities. Numerous museums, historical sites and other attractions are all awaiting within a few hour drive of Havre. A smiling welcome awaits visitors, who can use this guide to find activities, accommodations, shopping, restaurants, taverns and services while they enjoy Havre and the Hi-Line.

Know Before You Go

A little preparation will help simplify the process of entering the United States. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers: The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires U.S. and Canadian citizens, age 16 and older, to present a valid acceptable travel document that denotes both identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. by land or sea. U.S. and Canadian citizens under age 16 may present a birth certificate or alternative proof of citizenship when entering by land or sea. WHTI - compliant documents for entry into the United States at land and sea ports include: o U.S. or Canadian passports; o Trusted traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST/EXPRES); o U.S. passport card; o State- or province-issued and enhanced driver’s licenses (when and where available). For more information, visit the WHTI website at A radio frequency identification-enabled travel document, such as a U.S. passport card, enhanced driver’s license/enhanced identification card or trusted traveler program card, expedites entry and makes crossing the border more efficient. Other programs that facilitate the entry process for international travelers coming into the country to visit, study or conduct legitimate business include trusted traveler programs, such as SENTRI, NEXUS and Global Entry. For more information about these programs, visit www.cbp. gov. The • • •

hours at the ports near Wild Horse are: Sweetgrass, MT: open 24 hours per day all year Wild Horse, MT: open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during winter hours Willow Creek, MT: open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year


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Havre Daily News/file photo Kyler Mount, left, 4, helps fire a cannon at Fort Assinniboine with the guidance of Tom Brown, a member of the Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club which took part in Living History Day celebrations at Fort Assinniboine June 3, 2013.

History: Public transportation is available to all venues n Continued from page 1 pastries made fresh for the day. Havre's Meat Market will be handing out samples to anyone wanting a heartier bite to eat. Have a sweet tooth? A choice of old-fashion penny candy will be available to buy at Holland and Son Mercantile. Saturday's tours will start at 9 a.m. and run every half hour. The main office for Havre Beneath the Streets is at 120 3rd Ave. People can catch the last tour at 4 p.m. Appointments for tours are welcomed. A special rate of $8 a person will be offered for tours on Living History Day. Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Though many museums offer the chance to see relics and bones that have been uncovered and placed into displays, Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump offers a rare opportunity to view artifacts in their natural, found state. A site where different tribes and cultures or Native Americans had run bison off a cliff overlooking the Milk River, Wahkpa Chu’gn is a living archaeological dig that reveals cultural and natural influences through different eras. Tours of the buffalo jump start at the jump’s interpretive center, which is on the southeast edge of the Holiday Village Mall parking lot or at the Clack Museum. For Living History, tours will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A demonstration of the ancient cooking method of stone boiling will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the

Interpretive Center. Tours will be given at a reduced rate of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for students. H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum The H. Earl Clack Museum, which shows the area history from the dinosaur age through to modern times, will participate in Living History with daylong events unveiling its new, special exhibit. There will be a brief narrative about the exhibit, called “A Stitch in Time,” performed by Teri Farmer, dressed in era-appropriate costume, speaking with visitors about the history and significance of the new exhibit. The museum is located in Holiday Village Mall at the west end of Havre, off U.S. Highway 2. Hours during Living History Day are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything Antique Show The Everything Antique Show, June 6-8, will have on display everything from antique steam engines, vehicles and farm equipment to quilts, dolls and furniture and will feature Big Bud tractors this year. The event is free to all viewers and those wanting to display or sell antiques. People can stroll through displays and talk to the exhibitors about their treasures. Among other demonstrations, Saturday and Sunday will include the rolling relics parade at 1 p.m. and a threshing demonstration at 2 p.m. each day, and Sunday at 11

Havre Daily News/file photo Tom Brown shares his hats with children at Fort Assinniboine during the 2013 annual Living History event.

p.m. local welding and fabrication expert Conrad Nystrom will give a blacksmithing demonstration. Everything Antique is held at the Great Northern Fairgrounds at the west end of Havre off U.S. Highway 2. Hours of the show are Friday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 4-H Chuckwagon will be open and serving food. For more information on displaying or viewing, go online to or call 262-4203 or 265-5269. The High Line Heritage House In celebration of the Montana Historical Society's declaration 2014 as the Year of the Woman, the High Line Heritage House will honor area Trailblazing Women and Women Firsts throughout this historic site, affectionately referred to as The Cottage. The Cottage’s first owners were Daniel and Elizabeth Boone. Mrs. Boone was one of Havre’s social matrons, and a great deal of good works for the community resulted from her tea parties, hosted to raise funds. The Cottage is reviving Mrs. Boone's tradition with its “Tea with Mrs. Boone.” Visitors to The Cottage will learn how to prepare the perfect pot of tea and get a tour of The Cottage. The Cottage is located at 132 3rd St. Tours will begin at 10 a.m. June 7, with tours every hour on the hour. The last tour will depart at 5 p.m. Cost for the presentation and tour is

$8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and children under 6 are free of charge. Public Trasportation Anyone not wanting to drive to the Living History venues can catch the North Central Montana Transit bus line which will be following a special schedule: 11:00 a.m. — Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets 11:15 a.m. — Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump/H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum 11:30 a.m. — Everything Antique Show 11:45 a.m. — Fort Assinniboine Noon — Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets 12:15 p.m. — Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump/H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum 12:30 p.m. — Everything Antique Show 12:45 p.m. — Fort Assinniboine 1:00 p.m. — Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets 1:15 p.m. — Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump/H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum 1:30 p.m. — Everything Antique Show 1:45 p.m. — Fort Assinniboine 2:00 p.m. — Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets 2:15 p.m. — Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump/H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum 2:30 p.m. — Everything Antique Show 2:45 p.m. — Fort Assinniboine 3:00 p.m. — Town Square/Havre Beneath the Streets


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1. Rykerts - Porthill: BC 21/SH 1 2. Kingsgate - Eastport: BC 95/US-95 3. Roosville: BC 93/US 93 4. Chief Mtn: Hwy 6/MT 17 5. Carway - Piegan: Hwy 2/US 89

6. Del Bonita: Hwy 62/MT 213 7. Coutts - Sweetgrass: Hwy 4/1-15 8. Aden - Whitlash: Hwy 880/MT 409 9. Wild Horse: Hwy 41/MT 232 10. Willow Creek: Hwy 21/MT 233 11. Climax - Turner: Hwy 37/MT 241


BORDER CROSSING BASICS What to Bring Americans visiting Canada and Canadians returning home from the south can make the crossing smooth by knowing the regulations they will encounter at the border. Keep receipts from all purchases handy. All plant, animal and food items must be be declared, as well as alcohol, firearms, tobacco and new vehicles. BE SURE TO BRING: Identification: Passports are best for both Canadians and Americans. Canadian citizens are required to present one of the following documents when entering the United States by land or water: • a passport; • a NEXUS card; • a FREE and Secure Trade (FAST) card; • an enhanced driver's license (EDL) or enhanced identification card (EIC) from a province where a U.S. approved EDL/EIC program has been implemented; or • a Secure Certificate of Indian Status. Vaccination records for pets: A certificate from a veterinarian must verify that animals older than three months are free of diseases communicable to humans and has been vaccinated for rabies. Consent to transport children with adults who are, and are not, parents or guardians. A letter of consent should be dated and include the children's names, ages, border-crossing dates and destination. The consent letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or guardian can be reached. With married couples, when one parent is traveling alone with the children, the signed consent letter should include a copy of the absent parent's driver's license or passport. Parents with custody orders (joint, shared or sole custody) should travel with copies of the legal custody documents as well as the consent letter form the other parent. DO NOT BRING: • Obscene, treasonable or seditious materials, hate propaganda or child pornography • Certain birds and feathers • Debased or counterfeit currency • Used mattresses • Items made by prisoners • Reprints of copyrighted Canadian works • Matches made with white phosphorus

GENERAL LIMITS PERSONAL EXEMPTION: • Canadian residents who spend more than 24 hours in the U.S. may return with up to $200 per person (Canadian) in goods without paying any duty. Items include food, furnishings and luxury items such as jewelry and perfume. An exemption is allowable for young children as long as the materials are for their use. Exemptions may not be combined with or transferred to other people. Alcohol and tobacco purchases are excluded from the personal exemption, with specific limits governing their purchase. Exceeding the $200 requires duties and taxes to be paid on the amount over and above the limit.

24 HOURS = $200

Under 24 Hours = NO PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS Residents who spent 24 hours or more in the U.S. may return with up to $200 per person (Canadian) in goods without paying any duty.

48 HOURS = $800

Residents who spent 48 hours or more in the U.S. may return with up to $800 per person (Canadian) in goods without paying any duty. Some alcohol and tobacco products may be included.


Exceeding the allowable limit may cost both duty and taxes, along with varying provincial/territorial assessments. Residents age 18 or 19 and older (depending on province) may import limited amounts of alcohol without paying duty or taxes. The limit for importing alcohol without paying duty is one of the following: • 1.5 liters (53 imperial ounces) of wine, or 2 - 750 mil.; • 1.14 liters (40 ounces) of alcohol; • a total of 1.14 liters (40 ounces) of wine and liquor; or • 24 12-ounce cans or bottles (maximum of 8.5 liters) of beer or ale.


Residents over age 18 may bring in all of the following amounts of tobacco free of duty and taxes within your personal exemption: • 200 cigarettes • 50 cigars • 200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco and • 200 tobacco sticks Source:

12. Monchy - Morgan: Hwy 4/US 191 13. West Poplar River - Opheim: Hwy 2/MT 24 14. Coronach - Scobey: Hwy 36/MT 13 15. Big Beaver - Whitetail: Hwy 34/MT 511 16. Regway - Raymond: Hwy 6/MT 16


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May 2014 May 10th May 10th – Spring Craft Show – 10am-4pm - Holiday Village Mall Citywide Dodge Ball Tournament – 10am – MSU-Northern Gym (contact Patrick at 265-7337) Kids Day at the Atrium Mall – decorate a container for your geranium plant and egg carton flower garden – 1pm-4pm (lower level) 22nd Annual Fresno Youth Challenge Fun Day – 9am-Noon Talent on the Hi-Line (sponsored by the Salvation Army) – 7pm-9pm – HHS Auditorium May 11th Mother’s Day May 14th Hi-Line Summit – 8am-5pm – MSU-Northern Hensler Auditorium (Contact: Tyler Hedalen at Independence Bank – 265-1241) District 9-C Track Meet – Havre Middle School May 17th Armed Forces Day Recycle Drive & E-Waste Collection – 8am-Noon – Pacific Steel & Recycling May 19th Canadian Victoria Day Holiday May 23rd-24th MAT presents “Baby with the Bathwater” – 8pm – MSU-Northern Theatre May 23rd-24th Divisional “A” Track – Havre Middle School May 24th-26th Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Shoot – 8am – Fort Assinniboine May 25th Havre High School Graduation – 4pm – HHS Gym May 26th Memorial Day – Chamber Office Closed Benefit Run for CASA – 2pm – Havre Christian Church May 29th-31st MAT presents “Baby with the Bathwater” – 8pm – MSU-Northern Theatre May 30th-31st North Central Senior Citizens Center Bazaar & Rummage Sale 30th – 1pm-7pm; 31st – 8am-2pm - Contact Senior Center (265-5464) May 31st Atrium Mall Plant Sale – 10am-4pm Home & Garden Show – 10am-6pm – Havre Ice Dome (contact: Tera at 945-4266)

June 2014 June 18th, 25th Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square June 3rd Last Day of School Chamber Ambassadors Purse Palooza – Holiday Village Mall – 5-7 p.m. June 5th-7th MAT presents “Baby with the Bathwater” – 8pm – MSU-Northern Theatre June 6th-8th Everything Antique Show – Great Northern Fairgrounds Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club Fundraiser – Great Northern Fairgrounds (Chuck Wagon Building) – Friday 11am-3pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am-3pm June 7th Living History Day – Tours of Clack Museum, Fort Assinniboine, Buffalo Jump & Havre Beneath the Streets Havre/Hill County Preservation Commission & the Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association Unfinished Tour – 4pm-7pm – Fort Assinniboine Historic Site Cancer Golf Tournament – Prairie Farms Golf Course June 12th ABC (Assistance for Business Clinic) – 8am-5pm – MSU-Northern Hensler Auditorium June 14th Flag Day Natalie Patrick Foundation Golf Tournament – Prairie Farms Golf Course June 14th-15th Fresno Walleye Challenge June 15th Father’s Day June 17th Chamber Ambassadors Community Wide Cash Mob – Northern Home Essentials – Noon (Don't forget your $20) June 21st Summer Begins Northern Lights Athletic & Scholarship Foundation Golf Scramble – Prairie Farms United Way Day of Action Recycle Drive & E-Waste Collection – 8am-Noon – Pacific Steel & Recycling June 23rd-25th 38th Annual Montana Range Days – Camp Kiwanis – Beaver Creek Park (Contact: Hill County Conservation District – 265-6792)

July 2014 July 2nd

Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square

July 1st

Canada Day

July 2nd

Northern Ag Research Field Day – Fort Assinniboine

July 4th

Independence Day – Chamber Office Closed

July 7th-12th

Rotary Club Youth Golf Camp – Prairie Farms Golf Course

July 9th

Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square

July 10th-13th Blaine County Fair – Chinook July 12th

Saturday Market – 8am-Noon – Town Square

July 12th

Rotary Blast Golf Tournament – Prairie Farms Golf Course

July 16th

Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square

July 16th-20th Great Northern Fair July 19th

Recycle Drive & E-Waste Collection – 8am-Noon

– Pacific Steel & Recycling July 19th

Saturday Market – 8am-Noon – Town Square

July 23rd

Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square

July 25th-27th Milk River Indian Days – Fort Belknap July 26th

Saturday Market – 8am-Noon – Town Square

July 30th

Sounds on the Square – 6pm – Town Square


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