Historical Events

Blue Moon Friday….Or Not?
If you want to impress your co-workers mention that this Friday will be a "blue moon", but don’t be surprised if the office know-it-all begs to differ. Turns out there are two definitions for this lunar rarity, and according to earthsky...
Do You Know Where I Was Last Night?
Of course, it was Tuesday & I was reading "Montana History" up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. We're currently reading the Nancy Russell book, "Behind Every Man". I always hope the members of my reading group are enjoying this Montana hi…
There’s One Behind Every Man
One of them was Nancy Cooper...she married the infamous Charlie Russell and I've found a fascinating book by Joan Stauffer from the University of Oklahoma Press that I'm currently reading Tuesday evenings at 6 at the Marias Heritage Center. Joan's tome is "Behind Every Man-Th…
Behind Every Good Man..
I'm heading back up to the Marias Heritage Center this evening (Tuesday 8/21) at 6 to read more "Montana History" to the Tuesday evening Montana History group of residents. We're starting a new book this evening...soon as we finish the final 5 pages in that lady doctor bo…
Ruby Ridge Anniversary
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Twenty years ago, federal agents laid siege on a cabin on a remote Idaho mountaintop called Ruby Ridge. The deadly standoff helped spark an anti-government patriot movement that grew. Sara Weaver lost her mother and brother, both killed by government agents...
I’m Sorry, I Lied
Yesterday on one of my Puffman Blogs, I blogged that I would be finishing the "Pioneer Doctor" book last evening (Tuesday) up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. Well...I almost did...there's 5 pages remaining for next week. It WAS a great book and I would encourage …
Global Warming?
I'm not sure. According to NOAA, July marked the hottest month on record here in the United States. Drought expanded to cover nearly 63% of the Lower 2 million acres. According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature during July was 77.6 degrees which was 3...
Music Trivia With A Montana Twist
This afternoon (Monday) on my "Puffman Musical Trivia", I'll be giving away a Montana author's book to the first caller with the correct answer to a "MONTANA" musical trivia question. I interviewed this author some months back (he's Jeff Noonan from…
19 Down, 2 To Go
I was at the Marias Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) reading Montana History. "Pioneer Doctor".What a great book! We've completed 19 chapters and have 2 left to go plus the epilogue and we should conclude this saga next week. This story of a lady doctor in the old west o…

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