Since 1991, the Backroads crew has traveled across Montana visiting its unique people and places. The series airs regularly on MontanaPBS.
Paintings, Partials and Pies (No. 137)
Follow competitors in the cherry pit spitting and cherry pie eating contests at the Flathead Cherry Festival in Polson. Learn the story of Hobson dentist Virgil Stewart who began his practice in 1912 during an era when most rural Montanans could not afford such care. Hike into the Sweet Grass Hills where an unexpected natural wonder rises out of the prairie. And meet an eastern Montana man whose passion for art has literally spread all over the town of Forsyth. William Marcus hosts the program from historical landmarks near Havre and Chinook.
Upcoming MontanaPBS air dates: Monday 5/20 at 8:00pm Wednesday 5/22 at 1:00am Saturday 5/25 at 5:30pm Sunday 6/9 at 10:00am Thursday 7/4 at 7:30pm
Now with over 25 episodes, Backroads of Montana has visited many communities throughout the state. Click on an episode in the column to the left for more information about each program or go to the "More..." link to see All Episodes.
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Photo: The late afternoon sun highlights a stretch of US Highway 12 near White Sulphur Springs. (William Marcus)
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