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 By Sharon Lamar    News    May 19, 2022 

Local writer presents debut novel at May 21 Open Book Club

SEELEY LAKE - Full of life lessons, Seeley Lake Author Betty Vanderwielen's debut novel "Raccoon Summer" is the timeless story of a 12-year-old boy's efforts to train orphaned raccoon kits to live in...

 
 By Sharon Lamar    Opinion    May 6, 2021

The Hollands: The first upper Swan Valley homesteaders

The story of the first homesteaders and the first working ranch in the upper Swan Valley begins in the 1880s with the arrival of Benjamin B. Holland and his son, Charles. According to family...

 

Letters from a Swan Valley homesteader

This is the second USVHS article about Henry Thomason, an early-day Upper Swan Valley settler who wrote a series of letters to his family in the Midwest documenting life as a homesteader in the early...

 

Letters from a Swan Valley homesteader

Beginning with a trip out west to Polson in 1913 to later homesteading in the Upper Swan Valley, early-day settler Henry Thomason wrote a series of hand-written letters to his family in the Midwest...

 

Christmas present rooted in Christmas past

SWAN VALLEY - Many of us will gather with extended family or friends over the Christmas holiday to share gifts and good will. It seems the way we celebrate Christmas is rooted in Christmas past. A...

 

Snowshoe trip at 40 below zero

Beginning in 1933, the Forest Service began an intensive winter game study in the South Fork of the Flathead to determine the number of big game, forage use, snow depth, temperature, migrations, etc....

 
 By Sharon Lamar    News    October 22, 2015

Culture: A Way of Life

SWAN VALLEY - Local kindergarten through eighth grade students recently visited the Swan Valley Museum to meet members of the Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee (SPCC), and learn about the tradit...

 

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