Wild Horse Plains, Montana: the continuing series on the best sections of North America in which to pursue rural life, including population, jobs and crime, real estate and taxes, and education and health.
Wide enough in spots to seem almost lakelike, the Clark Fork River is warm and serene enough in summer to make it a favorite for canoeing.
PHOTO: PHIL SCOFIELD
Retired "rail" 0rvile (84) and Gladys (80) Schutter have lived in Paradise for 40 years.
Discovering the beautiful lower valley of the Clark Fork River, including Montana facts and figures and land of the Shining Mountain.
Blacksmith horse-logger Jim Stokes with his assistant, Aggie, the horse.
Freelance photographer Harley Hettick's passion for cantaloupe has turned into a business.
Ted and Barbara Seaman capture a hot spring's runoff to heat their organic greenhouses.
Some folks complain that Plains is "too friendly".
Montana facts and figures.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
"The Drunk of the Week" is nominated and posted at the Dixon Bar "For your behavior last Friday night, including, etc., etc."