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It was an unusual sight. If you glanced at it driving by, you'd do a second take, have a second look.

There were a bunch of high school kids, standing in a neat row with fly lines unfurling in pretty loops behind them, (normal enough for a Montana high school) but these kids looked weird – and weirdly out of place.

It was Homecoming Week at Hamilton High. And the dress theme for the day was Hippies and Hicks. You'd see everything from dirty jeans, muck boots and dilapidated straw hats on one to bright tie-dyed everything and peace symbol earrings as big as saucers on another. The kids were hav...


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