Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

New Beginnings

Part 1 of 2


February 15, 2018

USVHS Archives

Buckhorn Camp. Late 1960s. Taken by Papke in helicopter. Papke Collection.

The Mission Mountains Mercantile, one of the upper Swan Valley's landmarks, was destroyed by a devastating fire nearly two years ago. Owner Len Kobylenski decided to rebuild and a new version of the iconic store has risen from the ashes.

The old Merc was more than just a grocery store. It included a deli, an art gallery, a real estate office and a gas station. Visitors to the area were often amazed to find such a well-stocked store in the middle of nowhere. As a central part of the community, the Merc served as a gathering place where locals would socialize, catch up with their neighbors a...

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