OK, I normally don’t put jokes in this newsletter, but I just had to share this one.
Montana 3 Kick Rule
A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural Montana. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence.
As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing. The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going in to retrieve it."
The old farmer replied. "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."
The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."
The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things in Montana. We settle small disagreements like this with the Montana Three Kick Rule."
The lawyer asked, "What is the Montana Three Kick Rule?"
The Farmer replied. "Well, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up."
The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.
The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the
The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said, "Okay, you old coot now it's my turn."
The old farmer smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the duck."
GlendaleA Montana Ghost Town
To reach this town, take Trapper Creek Road west out of Melrose for about 15 miles. This was the largest of several towns in the Bryant Mining District. The others, Lion City, Greenwood, Trapper City and Hecla have virtually vanished. At one time Glendale had a population of over 1,500 people, a school for 200 students, a Methodist church, commercial stores, and a water works system. The Hecla Mining Company was the main employer from 1881 to 1900. During it’s short life, it mined ore that was valued at over $22 million. The most interesting remains are those of the old Coke ovens which provided over 100,000 bushels of charcoal a month for the smelter. The ovens and the smelter stack are still in evidence on the road north of town. When the Hecla Mine shut down in 1904, the residents quickly deserted the town.
Excerpted from "The Ultimate Montana Atlas and Travel Encyclopedia". For more information about this book visit http://www.ultimatemontana.com
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More August Happenings
We will try to provide the exact date and times when we can. Otherwise call the number provided for additional information. All of Montana is area code (406).
Beartooth BMW Motorcycle Rendezvous
Annual Festival of Nations
Mountain Man Rendezvous
Sweet Grass County Fair
Cutting Horse Competition
Horse Driving Trial
Shakespeare in the Park
Park County Fair
Annual Fiddler’s Picnic
International Fly Fishing Show
Excerpted from "The Ultimate Montana Atlas and Travel Encyclopedia". For