Backroads of Montana

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

Scobey to West Yellowstone (No. 106)

First Aired Monday, May 01, 1995

We visit the Prairie Symphonette, Butte's Pork Chop John's, and a baling-twine teepee near Wise River--and then stop for a bit of fly fishing on the Madison River. William Marcus hosts from the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site near Deer Lodge. 

Program Updates

The Prairie Symphonette is still playing concerts in Scobey and Pork Chops John’s is still a Butte favorite (with outlets in other Montana cities).   Maggie Merriman still gives fly fishing lessons in West Yellowstone.  In a sad post script to this episode, Marion and Margaret Pyeatt, the couple who built the baling twine teepee near Wise River, died in a tragic accident in their home in Dec. 2004.  Margaret was a beloved teacher and Marion an accomplished tradesman in Dillon.  They will be missed by all who knew them.