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Lots on the beautiful Trestle Creek Golf Course, St. Regis, MT, starting at $59,900, owner financing, Clark Fork River access. Golf Course lots with Riverfront - and Riverfront homes also available. Call Al 406-649-7035

Premier Hunting & Elegant Living in Montana! 28 acres bordering US Forest Service, 2300 sq. ft. log home, separate guest house and huge shop, many amenities. Located midway between Missoula & Coeur d’Alene, 1.5 miles off I-90. $799,000 Call Anita 406-240-3942

Luxurious Condos at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, ID; Indoor water park, family skiing/tubing, golfing, biking, hiking. Starting at $159,900 Call George 406-240-3016 Own the successful historic Old Montana Bar & Grill/Casino, Grill/Casino on I-90 near Lookout Pass Ski Area and the Hiawatha Bike Trail head, 20 gaming machines, Bar, dining room, kitchen - plus 4bd/2bth home, garage/shop and city lots on the St. Regis River. $799,000. Call George: 406-240-3016 Regent Realty Just past the 4-way Stop #2 St. Regis Street St. Regis, Montana

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lan your Fourth of July weekend, summer vacation or just a quick getaway, in St. Regis country in Mineral County Montana. Never has a vacation taken you so “far away” in so short a time just 65 miles from Missoula, Montana, 125 miles from Spokane, Washington and a fast 420 miles from Seattle. St. Regis annually celebrates the 4th of July with a parade, carnival, children’s activities, chili cook off, logging contest, classic softball tournament, bluegrass festival and a fireworks display. Bring the family, this is a family get together with fun for everybody. Hit the antique shops, float and fish the river, hike to mountain lakes and high mountain peaks. ATV to your fishing hole or Forest Service Lookout, bike the Route of the Hiawatha or hundreds of miles of mountain roads and trails. When 87% of your backyard is U.S. forest service land, the adventures are endless. You can experience it all for a fraction of the cost of a stuffy resort.

• Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. • Carnival, Noon to 4 p.m. • Artists, Crafters, Vendors • Barbecue, Cotton Candy • Snow Cones, Popcorn • Pony Rides • Bingo • Raffle, $500 Grand Prize • Softball Tournament - All Weekend • Chili Cook Off, 3 - 4p.m. • Logging Competition, 4 - 7p.m. • Bluegrass Festival, 5 p.m. ‘til Dusk

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St. Regis is located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and St. Regis rivers, which makes for beautiful scenery and endless recreational activities. St. Regis is also the turn off for the “shortcut to Glacier” via highway 135. For general information on St. Regis or Mineral County call the St. Regis Visitors’ Center (406) 649-2290. For 4th of July event information call (406) 649-7206.

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Trestle Creek Golf, is a great escape from the work a day world. An easy, quick hour on I-90 (less time than commutes in the big city) from Coeur d’Alene or Missoula and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Rockies, away from it all on a wonderful golf course just minutes from lakes, streams, trails, mountain peaks, or if you choose, antiques stores, gift shops, even massage therapists. If you fall in love with this piece of Montana paradise, the friendliest realtors in the state will help you make wise investment decisions in this still affordable and undiscovered getaway community.

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St. Regis has it all: Golf, Fish; Golf, Hike; Golf, ATV; Golf, Float; Golf, Camp; Golf, Eat What else would you like to do? And it is all in your back yard - St. Regis. MT

The course is open daily at 7:00am until sunset every day.

Trestle Creek Tournaments: June 20: Digger Open, 2 person Scramble June 27: Mineral County Chamber Tourny 4 person Scramble July 11: Two-Person Shamble, 6-6-6

July25: Trestle Creek FUN-Raiser 4 person Scramble August 15-16: Club Championship September 12: Mineral County Medical Foundation Tournament

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in your back yard! Mineral County, the Montana You’ve been looking for! 681,000 acres of public recreation land (87% of the county) and 3,884 friendly local “hosts” (the population of Mineral County) welcome you to Montana’s best kept recreation secret - Mineral County! Do the math! If you vacation here, move here or work here, that is over 700 acres of recreation land all to yourself. 400 miles of trails to hundreds of lakes, wildlife encounters, mountain peaks and trout streams are just the start. Horseback, ATV, snowmobile and bicycle riders have more than enough ground to share.

Mineral County is easy to get in and out of traversed by three major highways: Interstate 90, the fiber optic Information Super Highway and Montana Rail Link. Moving goods, data and people in and out of Mineral County is efficient and fast. Whether you are coming for recreation, business, quality of life or all three - Mineral County makes a great home base.

Located just 2 hours east of Spokane, Washington and one hour west of Missoula, Montana, you can choose the most convenient international airport, if you aren’t flying your own plane out of the Mineral County Airport. Mineral Community Hospital and Nursing home will handle most medical needs, with additional major medical centers just an hour away.

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Vacation, move the family, relocate or start a business obtain the necessary information for success from the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce (406-822-4800). Now is the time to step through the gateway to a Montana Adventure - Mineral County, Montana.

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This information brought to by the Businesses of Mineral County Montana Mineral County Chamber of Commerce St. Regis Resort Board and Tour Montana.


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Gateway to your Montana Adventure: Take exit 33 off I-90 and find not only the shortest route from Golf in the Rockies!

the west to Glacier National Park, but an almost unlimited amount of local opportunities for your Montana-style family adventures.

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St. Regis is located an easy 1 1/2 hour drive southwest of the beautiful shores of Flathead Lake (the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi) and a short 2 hours drive from the west gates of Glacier National Park.

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Stop and shop at one of the numerous antique shops, golf at the beautiful Trestle Creek Golf Course, stay overnight at one of our fine hotels or campgrounds or simply wet your fly line in either the St. Regis River or Clark Fork River.

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Fly Fishing Floating Rafting

ATV and Snowmobile Adventures Horseback Riding Camping Hiking Have you ever hiked into a crystal clear mountain lake to fish or camp? Experienced a

4th of July Celebration under Montana’s Big Sky? Rode the nationally acclaimed rail-to-trail bike Route of the Hiawatha through the heart of the Rocky Mountains? Stayed overnight in a former Forest Service Lookout Tower at the top of the Rocky Mountains? White water rafted through the Alberton Gorge? Rode with your family on an ATV through almost endless miles of mountain trails?

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ou can access any one or all of these adventures out the door of your hotel room or camping spot in St. Regis. Please stop and visit with any of our friendly merchants to get directions, supplies or to find that special family camping spot. The official St. Regis visitor information center is located just north of the 4-way stop on highway 135 and has all the information that you will need to plan your stay in the area or your trip to Glacier National Park. We love our area and we want to share it with you and your family. Enjoy! Call or stop at the St. Regis Visitors Center at 406-649-2290 Sponsored by the St. Regis Resort Area District

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rebuilt in 1998, on the sites of the Saltese Inn which burned in the 1960’s and The Montana Bar. It is still the stop for travelers on I-90, to find a delicious and hearty meal as well as view displays of native Montana wildlife and gamble in the Casino. ATV’rs/ Snowmobilers come from Washington, Idaho, and Montana to explore the hundreds of miles of perfect trails into the mountains. The trails, scenery and experience are great and so is the food. The Old Montana Bar and Grill is a great place to celebrate your return to “the Last Best Place … Montana.” Make sure to

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set aside time to stop for the best steak and lobster or crab you will find this side of Seattle, maybe this side of the east coast. Who would have “thunk” it? Seriously!

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What Happens in Deborgia, Montana stays in Deborgia … and it all happens at O Aces! Their customers say the burgers alone make the stop worthwhile and the Cheesecake is to "drive" for. Bring the whole family and relax in the non-smoking restaurant. You will be tempted by specials such as “All You Can Eat Fish and Chips” on Fridays or Prime rib on Saturdays. Take off right from the parking lot on your ATV or Snowmobile and enjoy the best trails in the west, beautiful scenery, and plenty of wildlife. When you get back, dinner and the casino will be waiting. The handmade, one of a kind, log poker table, made right here in Deborgia, is worth seeing even if you don't play. If you want to shop for antiques, check out the Yellow Dog Trading Tradin Post, while you wait for dinner. Spend as Trad much as you like, we won't tell. You will find m antiques, local art, and toys, a little bit of everything for everybody.

THE O ACES opens at 11 am in the winter and clcloses os when the last customer goes home. See you in Deb bo O Aces Exit 18 on I-90 • 406.678.0090 Deborgia.

Always a Good Time and Great Pizza . . . at Billy’s Good times have been had, by Montanan's and travelers alike since the bar, now known as Billy Bigriggers, was built in 1921. That makes this one of the oldest bars in the country. Yes, there have been extensive remodels, but the Montana tradition continues — good food, (Best Pizza in the west), good friends, and good fun. And did we say, the best Pizza (and Calzones) in the West? Eat in, take out, or just hang out. Check the schedule for the live bands. Where else can you dance on an original dance floor, from 1921. Take the frontage road from either exit 16 or 18, Billy Bigriggers is half between. A real Montana Bar.

BILLY’S SALOON AND CASINO • 1/2 way between exit 16 and 18 on I-90 17 miles east of the Montana-Idaho border.

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- New Trail - 50 Mile Ride Start at OACES, EXIT 18 - Check in at OACES 10-11:30am, ride to Ward Creek to Old Montana Bar to Silver $ Bar to OACES. Hundreds of $$$$ in Prizes!

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STREET DANCE and PIG ROAST & BON FIRE Friday July 3rd Dance to JT & the TRAVELERS Free Camping by the river, bring the family. FIREWORKS STAND OPENS MONDAY JUNE 22ND

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RECREATIONAL CAPITAL OF THE NORTHWEST! Come and stay in beautiful Saltese, MT where you step out of your motel room and into endless outdoor activities. The store and motel are right on the banks of the St. Regis River, perfect for fishing, rafting, canoeing, and swimming. The endless miles of ATV trails lead you into beautiful mountain lakes and vistas. It is just 10 minutes to Lookout Pass Ski / Recreation Area & the Hiawatha Bike Trail head. The activities don’t stop when you get to your motel, before you call it a night you can play horseshoes, bar-b-que, or sit around the fire pit and roast marshmallows; then enjoy all the amenities Mangold’s motel has to offer: queen size beds, coffee pots, frig, microwave & 1,000’s of movies - and a suite with a deck over looking the river. Owner Terri Mangold will take wonderful care of you and offers the same low rates year round. MANGOLD”S GENERAL

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Best base camp out of town! Bike, Hike, Ride, Fish, Hunt, Camp . . .“get hitched”. The Black Diamond Guest Ranch & Resort is affordable, fun, and perfect for individuals, families or groups of outdoor enthusiasts looking for year round fun. Set amongst the lovely pine trees of the Lolo National Forest in Western Montana their large and modern Lodge is a great place for reunions, meetings & weddings. With a roaring fireplace and plenty of indoor activities, the lodge is the perfect for relaxing after an invigorating day in the mountain air. The authentic 100 year old cabins sleep up to five and have been modernized with private baths, microwaves, coffee pots, refrigerators, stoves and propane heating. We have a bunk house that sleeps up to fourteen with the same modern conveniences, or for the real adventurer, spend a night or three in the wall tents set back in the forest.

4th of July Celebration Blue Grass Festival and Carnival, St. Regis, Montana

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The Black Diamond Guest Ranch offers bike rentals for the Hiawatha Just Say Bicycle Trail, trail rides in to the “ I Saw the beautiful Lolo National Forest, ATV and groomed snowmobile Black Diamond trails for the mechanically inclined. Guest Ranch in Lookout Ski Area is just 15 miles up the pass. Fishing, wildlife viewing Tour Montana.” and comfortable facilities for your horses and a walk in cooler for hunters, top off the list of amenities. When you stay at the Black Diamond Guest Ranch you will feel and be treated like family. Whether you're here for the night, a week, or a month we are your gateway to great outdoor fun and relaxation. Our cabins start as low as $50 and our bunk house starts at a group of 12 for only $150 ! Call us to plan your Montana or North Idaho adventure today!

406-678-4000. 121 E. Frontage Rd. De Borgia, MT

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July 4 - St. Regis Independence Day Parade

Beer, Bait, Tackle, Licenses, Groceries and Gas

Mineral County Montana is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoor experience. Hunting, fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, motor bikes and mountain bikes, rock climbing, kayaking, cross country, alpine and water skiing, even star gazing and camping out, just to name a few all begin at Stang’s Food Center in St. Regis Montana. For 50 years, tourists and locals have stocked up at Stang’s. Pick up your licenses, replenish the tackle box, grab a sandwich from the deli, or steak with all the trimmings for the BBQ. When you leave if you don’t have everything you need to survive the great Montana outdoors - it won’t be our fault.

Mineral County Fair and Rodeo August 6,7,8,9 in Superior

STANGS FOOD CENTER St. Regis, Montana Saint Regis, MT 59866 (406) 649-2414

Beautiful Antique Furniture

There is no doubt that St. Regis has the most antiques per capita of any city in the U.S. And the Place of Antiques has some of the nicest antique furniture you wil find. Serious it is worth a quick stop even you are just looking. Thousands of sq. ft. of floor space are dedicated to wonderful old, well preserved pieces, filled with nice antiques, dishes, etc. And for the guys, you’ll even find antique tools to authentically repair some of your own antiques. Rose is the expert to ask for at the Place of Antiques.

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Ok, you’ve gotta stop at the OK Cafe. After working at the OK since it opened 17 years ago, Jennifer is now in charge! The good news for the customers is that she has brought back the daily specials for everymeal, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The milkshakes are great. Bet you can’t find a better huckleberry milkshake this side of New York. The OK has always been a favorite stop for coffee and pie or a late night treat on the way to the city. And now it is better than ever. Just exit I 90 and go straight through the 4-way stop about 1/2 mile. You can’t miss it. 25 MT Highway 135 Saint Regis, MT 59866 (406) 649-2742

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A must stop for the whole family!

Free Live Trout Aquarium St. Regis Travel Center is your all-in-one family stop! Featuring clean,

modern rest rooms, a full convenience store, gas station, family restaurant, gift shop and casino—this is the perfect place to fuel up and start your Mineral County tour.

Since 1962, St. Regis Gift Shop has offered a FREE live trout aquarium for the enjoyment of their visitors. Take a close look at Montana rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Then crawl inside the one-of-a-kind cylinder tank for a 360-degree view of the Montana trout you’ll catch in Mineral County streams, rivers and lakes.

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t the St. Regis Gift Shop, grab a free bag of popcorn from the friendly staff and wander through Montana’s best and largest gift shop. Take a minute to listen to the free “Almost Live” robotic animal band while you pick out your favorite Montana souvenirs, huckleberry products, gifts and T-shirts.

Montana wild huckleberry ice cream is a favorite for all ages. You’ve got to try some

at Dolly V’s Ice Cream & Espresso - and sweeten your Montana vacation. Enjoy a free sample of homemade fudge and try the wonderful homemade huckleberry bars or other tasty desserts.

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he Huckleberry Patch Restaurant is a full service family restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Famous for their homemade huckleberry pie and tasty home-style meals, the restaurant is perfect for a quick pickup and comfortable enough to sit for a while and plan your next Montana adventure. Serving everything from pancakes to burgers, sandwiches to steaks, they have something to satisfy every taste. Breakfast is served all day.

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t. Regis Travel Center is conveniently located at the exit and is open 24/7! The restaurant and gift shop are open 6 am – 11 pm all summer long. Check them out online at BigSkyCountryGifts.com or call toll free 866.649-2407 for more information.

Guaranteed to be one of your favorite Montana stops. St. Regis Travel Center . . . open 24/7.

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Fully Guided Montana Adventures An unforgettable experience Experienced or not. First timer or an old hand at the fly rod, Cantrell Outfitting is a must add to your Montana/Idaho outdoors experience. Spend a half day, full day or more on the beautiful Clark fork River in Mineral County Montana. You can catch up to Joe and his crew in St. Regis, Montana, take exit 33 and go north just a mile to the fly shop. If you are hungry, grab a bite a the Ok Cafe, before heading out. (You’ll love the pie, if you just want a quick snack.) Make the fly shop your first stop. Joe and the crew will make sure you are outfitted for a successful trip. They have all of the licenses and the gear you need. Fly fishing instruction, fly rod and reel, flies, lunch, soft drinks and transportation are included in the price of your trip, so don’t worry you will be well taken care of. You should also consider taking the Cantrell’s up on their drift boat and raft rentals. They will shuttle you to and from, and the cafe will fix your lunch.

And when the sun starts to set, you can put your feet up at the Lodge. Watch the Clark fork river trail off into the sunset while you sip your favorite beverage, and cast a line or two to test your luck. The Lodge is modern and sits on the banks of the Clark Fork. Relax in the jacuzzi, wade in the river, sit on the beach, or take in a game of horse shoes. The evenings are cool and the beds are comfortable. But best of all, you will head home relaxed, refreshed with an unforgettable Montana experience under belt. See you in St. Regis, Montana. And don’t forget to tell your friends you caught the big one.

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See you at the Mineral County Fair! August 6,7,8,9

. . . Truly is “Good for All”, Bulk herbs, spices, oils, and lots of items to make you feel better, look better and enjoy life. a made soaps, jewelry, even art work grace this gem of a store in Superior, Montana. You would not guess you could find such an eclectic collection of items, including Leanin’ Tree products in the little, but wonderful, town of Superior, Montana. Mail Order is also available. Sense of Balance, Mullan Rd. West, Superior, MT - uptown. 406-822-3333

I scream you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! Ready for a break, just pull off I-90 at exit 47 and head north across

the bridge. On your right at Mullan road, uptown Superior, treat yourself to great ice cream and fountain treats, delicious deli sandwiches made with only premium meats and breads plus fresh soups and veggies. Superior Drug and Fountain, doesn’t handle prescriptions any more but they do have breakfasts and lunches, waffles to Paninis and lots of historical photos to peruse while you pass the time. Open Mon. Fri. 8am to 3pm. Superior Drug and Fountain 12 Mullan Rd. E. Superior, MT 59872

Located just off Big Sky Motel I-90 at exit 47, 103 4th Avenue East the Big Sky Motel Superior, MT 59872 offers Montana (406) 822-4831 hospitality and the splendor of Mineral County. Traveler’s can find AAA rated rooms and rates “you can sleep with”. Enjoy DirecTV, on site coin-op laundry, comfy beds, microwave and fridge in every room, high-speed wireless internet, AM/FM clock raidios and a tasty complimentary breakfast bar. Even your pets will love their stay at the Big Sky!

Make your next reservation at: www.bigskymotel.net 888- 370-0055

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Lot 6 at Waters Edge, Mullan Road East in Superior $179,900 Awesome Riverfront with a fantastic view. 2 Acre level terrain lot. Wildlife and water fowl are plentiful. Like to fish? Lot has a shared well. Call for further information about this unique “living life on the river” opportunity.

110 Mullan Rd East in Superior $279,900 5 Parcels in town, Great B&B potential! Remodel in process including new windows and doors. Antique furniture, linens & fixtures throughout. Additional buildings on property. Call Jim to find out all the details, too much to list here!

JIM HOLLENBACK - Broker Jim@JimHollenback.com

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River Lot on the Clark Fork River Superior $49,900 Buy the lowest priced riverfront lot on the Clark Fork River. 360 0 views of the river, fishing access and the Bitterroot Mountains. Grab it now before it’s gone! Brokers Loss = Your Gain!

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Join the fun at an old-fashioned country fair , away fron the crowds and traffic - the Mineral County Fair in Superior, Montana. There is no charge to enter the fairgrounds. Check out the argricultural exhibits, plenty of livestock, and the photography and quilt shows alone are worth the trip. The evening rodeos exciting and you’ll be close to the action. The Superior Go for the Gold Rodeo, held during the Mineral County Fair, is scheduled for August 6, 7, and 8. The Junior princess competition is open to all Mineral County women between the ages of 13 and 20 who have been residents for six months or who are attending a Mineral County School. Applicants must show evidence of involvement in community service and must have horsemanship skills. The winning candidate will ride with this year’s Queen Bobbie Bailey from Superior and Princess Tyler Cheeseman from St. Regis. The Rodeo Royalty will be in attendance at the Rodeo August 7th and 8th and new to the fair this year will be a Bull-O-Rama on Thursday evening August 6th. The Royalty will also ride in the Mineral County Fair Parade on Saturday August 8th, as well as the annual 4th of July parade in St. Regis and the Alberton Rail Road Day’s parade.

Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods They will help you find it! Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods does not only have a great selection of antiques, they are just a phone call away to help you with all your antiquing needs. If you can’t find it, they can. For more than 25 years they have been antiquing and collecting and have a large network of excellent contacts to assist you in your search. If you are shopping and aren’t sure of the value, give them a call, they will help you on the spot. Guns are a specialty. They will help you with buying and selling both individual guns and collections. They have a large network of collectors at their fingertips and will help you find or sell any gun you desire. They can liquidate your collection, or find those rare guns for which you have been searching. Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods has assisted everyone, from recreational and serious collectors to managing estates sales. Let them know how they can help you. All sales are always absolutely confidential.

Superior Antiques and Sporting Goods • 113 River St. • Superior, Montana 406.822.0034 • After Hours: 406.822.0104 • mtantiques@blackfoot.net

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Alberton, Montana 59820 Here’s a place where ghostly trains still run on time, a place where mountains live large, where rivers crash through timeless gorges, and where folks still take time to get to know you. Welcome to Alberton, Montana, an old railroad town without a railroad, but still with plenty to offer. Alberton is the gateway to the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River, western Montana’s best white water rafting, not to mention some of the best fly fishing anywhere. If you prefer an arm chair to a raft, there is also an historical book store worth the drive and the time to browse. You can grab a latte at the knitting shop or lunch at the cafe, pick up groceries (and liquor) at the local grocery, find all of your hardware and western needs at the feed store, and end your day with a good conversation at either of the local bars. and a night at one of the “Best of the Rockies” according to Bedandbreakfast.com, bed and breakfasts the Ghost Rails Inn. Alberton is charming reminder of simpler times just off Interstate 90 at exits 75 or 77, west of Missoula.

July 4th - River Edge Fireworks -Alberton July 18 - Alberton Railroad Day: An historical, fun family event . . .

Alberton

““100,000 Used Books.”

That’s what the sign on the highway says. Actually it’s more like 150,000, sa bbut who’s counting! Looking for a good read? Lo Something no longer in print? So Something rare? Or just like to So bbrowse old books and visit the classics? Keren Wales invites you cl to stop by. There you will find ppaperbacks, hardbacks and books in and out of pprint. Keren runs the book store with help from SScarlet the cat and other members of the family. Her father ran it before her, until 1981. Many of the books are ones he picked up on bicycle trips across the British Isles. Keren says: “My aim is to get as many books as possible into the hands of the people who will love them the most. Running a used book store with old books that are sometimes hard to find is a public service, like a museum or a library. There’s value in just having those books there for the public to look at, even if they don’t take them home.” You will find the store nestled in a mountain valley along Interstate 90, in the town of Alberton, Montana, just 30 miles west of Missoula, Montana, and 140 miles east of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Phone Orders: 406-722-4950 Montana Valley Book Store P.O. Box 152 512 Railroad Avenue Alberton, MT 59820 kr@montanavalleybookstore.com

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Antiques in Alberton

Spend a night in Ghost Rails Inn, . . . . a night in yesterday.

T he Antique Depot is located in the Northern Pacific Railway depot that was built in Frenchtown, Montana

T he luxurious experience of a Bed and Breakfast for the price of a motel

in 1890. The depot was moved to Alberton in 2001. The restoration of the depot is a work in progress, with special attention being given to maintaining as much historical authenticity as possible in our modern times. An “O” gage Lionel model train layout travels the perimeter of the grond level store, to the delight of young and old alike. A variety of antique and vintage items are for sale ranging from art, linens and fabrics, furniture, primitives, Christmas collectibles, pottery, dishware, glassware, railroad memorabilia and toys, including model trains. Made in Montana gifts and fine art by Montana artists and others are featured in the gallery/gift shop, as is proffesional costom picture framing. In the fall, the building is trasformed into a wonderland of vintage Christmas memorobilia on display and for sale. The upper level of this historic depot was the agents quarters and now houses the art studio of Colleen Worley, owner and operator of the business. Colleen’ one of a kind found object and vintage fabric art are on display in the store.

room in Missoula! You not only get a better night’s sleep, but you‘ll wake up to a wonderful home cooked breakfast in a newly remodeled historic hotel. What could be better?

The Antique Depot 147 Railroad Ave. Alberton, MT 59820 406-722-1890

Thom says “People who stay here don’t know what to expect.” They love the nine comfortable guest rooms on the second floor, each with a unique theme celebrating the history and natural beauty of Montana, and they the relaxed hospitality and outrageous stories of their hosts. Many guests spend a night at the inn because it is a convenient stop as they travel I-90. Many make this their base camp for wilderness adventures ons ns in the mountains or shopping excursions in Missoula.

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“Our day on the Clark Fork River was the highlight of our summer. We’re from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and we’re very impressed with Western Waters. The service, homemade lunch, local guides made the white water adventure complete. See you guys next summer! Cindy Morris Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Tom Morgan Anchorage, Alaska

If you’re vacationing along the Interstate 90 corridor from

Spokane, WA to Missoula, MT your day could not be better spent than on the Clark Fork River. Whatever your passion, white water rafting or fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains, Western Waters has an outdoor adventure for you. They offer exciting day-long rafting trips filled with class II and III whitewater rapids, or guided fly fishing trips on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers for a half day or a full day. Our clients typically catch rainbow, cutthroat, bull, and brown trout.

Located in Superior, Montana, just 1 ½ hours drive East of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and 45 minutes west of Missoula, Montana. Mineral County, Montana is in the heart of the Rockies with ponderosa pines, streams and plenty of diverse wildlife. The whitewater rafting trips take you down 14 miles of the Clark Fork River through the famouse Alberton Gorge with fifteen awesome rapids, gorgeous scenery and deep canyons with crystal blue tributaries.

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“My Fly fishing trip on the Clark Fork RIver was very productive. We caught a lot of fish due to the knowledge of our local guide. Cutthroat, rainbows, bulltrout, some of the best Northern Rocky Mountain fishing I’ve experinced. Thanks for the great day of fishing.

Lunch is served . . . and always a highpoint of all a full day trip. When in you can count on tasty, fresh homegrown vegetables, homemade focaccia bread and always a delicious dessert. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman or a novice eager to learn a new way to spend time in the great outdoors, our guides will make your trip one to brag about. Western Waters’ experienced guides track the hatches and know how to entice the native cutthroat, bull, and brown trout to strike. Contact the staff at Western Waters if you want to spend a day more on the river. Being Montana natives, they know the best places to stay as well as to fish, float and hike. Make your Idaho/ Montana vacation the best of your life.

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Adventures with Western Waters PO Box 397 Superior, Montana Toll Free: (877)-822-8282 Local: (406)822-8282 waters@westernwaters.com


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The Mustard Seed’s Asian style dishes are prepared with fresh vegetables, lean meats, and light sauces. Vegetables and meats are cut fresh every day. The sauces and dressings are time tested tasty creations. For almost thirty years our ginger dressing and teriyaki sauce has been the talk of Missoula. W W W.G IFT M ONTA NA . COM

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WT elcome to the beautiful Bitterroot Valley . . .

he Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our heartfelt welcome to you and your family. We invite you to visit us and enjoy our lifestyle. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance as you discover the Last Best Place in Montana!

Our valley of some 96 miles in length and 25 miles wide is nestled between

the Bitterroot Mountains on the west and the Sapphire Mountain range on the east. This natural setting creates a sublime year-round climate and has earned us the reputation as the “Banana Belt of Montana”.

The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce is comprised of seven distinct

communities with modest population of only 40,600 folks. Each community is unique and has its own story to tell. Join us as we present to you our communities, our culture, our way of life and the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

We extend to you an invitation to visit the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of

Commerce and our Visitor Information Centers during your stay with us. Come see us, learn more about our valley and the many grandeurs of Glacier Country and Western Montana. Enjoy your stay!

Rick O’Brien Executive Director

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Pat Easley Office Manager

Kyle Alexander Marketing-Sales Director

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105 East Main ~ Hamilton, MT 59840 www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com localinfo@bvchamber.com 406-363-2400


The Bitterroot Valley

Take a trip to the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana. This is your official invitation by

the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce to explore the rich history of Montana as it has played out along the 100 mile stretch of the Bitterroot river. The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce is your business, travel, tourism and vacation resource. Give us a call. Make the Montana’s Bitterroot Valley your next family vacation or weekend getaway. Explore our six distinctive towns, each with their own culture of arts, quaint shops, educational resources, museums and outdoor adventures. Make it a goal to visit the Valley’s historic sites and landmarks, each reminding us of the role that the Bitterroot Valley and it residents played in America’s history. St. Mary’s Mission

Victor Museum

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

Daly Mansion

Darby Veterans Memorial

Lookout Pass

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 East Main - Hamilton, MT 59840 406-363-2400 localinfo@bvchamber.com www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com

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