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Backroads Of Montana

Since 1991, the Backroads crew has traveled across Montana visiting its unique people and places. The series airs regularly on MontanaPBS.

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Augusta to Wisdom
 (No. 120)
We visit a Big Hole Valley family that's been haying together for generations, hear the sounds of fall as elk bugle near Moiese, meet a small-town guitarist who has criss-crossed Montana performing for more than 70 years, learn the history of a one-of-a-kind bridge near Augusta, and drop in on a woman who reports the news from Sweet Grass. Montana native William Marcus hosts the program from the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls. (First Aired Saturday, November 01, 2003)
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Fred Herschy runs the
winch to haul hay up
the beaverslide on his
father's ranch in the
Big Hole Valley.
(Photo: William Marcus)


A stack of antlers near the entrance to the National Bison Range in Moiese. 
(Photo: John Twiggs)

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Backroads of Montana - Program Updates
Episode Twenty “Augusta to Wisdom” (2003) –  Jill Hirschy Eliel, who drove a buck-rake with distinction on the Hirschy Ranch, died on May 22, 2009. She was 85.