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Self Guided Tours

The membership year follows the calendar year, with an early bird renewal period in December.  With three levels (basic/family level, Pioneer, and Trailblazer.

Our self guided tours will help you enjoy the richness of our history. We currently have four self guided tours available and are working on others.

History never looks like history when you are living through it. John W. Gardner

"Miss Montana to Normandy

In a huge undertaking my a devoted group from the Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula, they have taken the old Man Gulch C-47 and completely overhauled and updated her. They are leaving today, May 16th, 2019 to join other planes on their journey to Normandy for the re-enactment of the landing on June 6, 1944. This 75th anniversary celebration involves a United States contingent of 15 planes.

"Reykjavík Airport is getting ready for the arrival of 15 DC-3/C-47 aircraft next week, Morgunblaðið reports. They are scheduled to leave Oxford, Connecticut, on Sunday. Their final destination is Normandy, France, where they will take part in a ceremony June 6th, commemorating the Allied invasion of Normandy 75 years ago, often referred to as D-Day.

It was the largest amphibious invasion in history and one that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. On D-Day, about 800 Allied DC-3/C-47 aircraft flew 24,000 paratroopers over Normandy, early in the morning. They joined more than 160,000 marines in their assault against German forces.

The planes are expected to land in Reykjavík Monday night or Tuesday morning, depending on weather."

Tim Chipman is an honest lumberman who returns home to find his father murdered. Chipman gets his own back by setting the family timber company against ruthless competitor Croft Brunner. It seems that Brunner is also a rival for the heart of saloon keeper Lynne Tilton, but she is won over to Chipman's side when she discovers that Brunner was also responsible for the death of her father.
Release date: February 18, 1955 (USA)
Director: Joseph Kane
Screenplay: Allen Rivkin
Production company: Republic Pictures
Producer: Joseph Kane

Timberjack was filmed in Glacier National Park and Western Montana, including Potomac, using Trucolor film technology.[2] Sterling Hayden and Elisha Cook Jr. would star in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing a year later.

The old Shay locomotive is now at the Missoula Historical Museum in Missoula MT.