Backroads of Montana

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

Pancakes and Polo (No. 111)

First Aired Friday, May 01, 1998

We gape at cowboy polo east of Missoula, and visit the annual storytellers' conference.

Get ready for wild rides, wild flowers, and wild stories in this episode. We gape at cowboy polo east of Missoula; walk through a field of wildflowers on Big Hole Pass west of Dillon, listen in at the annual storytellers' conference in Cut Bank, and stop along the way for a bite to eat at Yesterday's Calf-A in Dell. And host William Marcus gives us a tour of the original Governor's Mansion in Helena, built by a businessman in 1888 and residence of governors from 1931 to 1959. 

Program Updates

Yesterday’s Calf-A in Dell has expanded next door, replacing the antique collection with a saloon/lounge area.  Vi no longer owns the place but they still make homemade pies everyday.