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Stories These Mountains Tell Us
Our culture often presents history in a linear manner - a story with a start and a finish. This is a model, but not a requirement. The history of an area can also be seen as a collection of stories related to the names of the various mountains, lakes and streams. This creates a kaleidoscope of tales that, taken together, creates a beautiful picture. One could imagine hiking an area like the A-B Wildernes where each individual feature (or name) has its own tale.

The story of the day only depends on the path the hiker has chosen. The stories will vary but the features’ names will reveal what is known of the explorers, miners, Native Americans, dude ranchers, and modern day hikers that wandered these hills. In this webinar, we look at the stories behind some interesting features in the Absaroka-Beartooth and see what we find.

Dr. Strickler, the author of several books on Big Sky and western Montana, has also just written, Meanings in the Mountains, Place Names in the Absaroka-Beartooth and Crazies, the topic of tonight’s Webinar. His roots in Montana date back to early years of the twentieth century. He and his wife Karen raised their children in Helena where he opened the Helena Pediatric Clinic and practiced for 30 years. Upon retirement in 2005, they moved to Big Sky to continue to enjoy the outdoor life with skiing, hiking, and wandering through the land and its stories.

Feb 15, 2023 06:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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