Backroads of Montana

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

Flathead Lake to the Crazy
Mountains (No. 113)

First Aired Monday, May 01, 2000 

Hitch a ride on the Orphan Girl Express, and storm the castle in White Sulphur Springs.

William Marcus introduces us to a Big Timber man who works on a minute level; follow a group of seniors as they beautify a stretch of highway in northwest Montana; hitch a ride on the Orphan Girl Express at the World Museum of Mining in Butte; unwind in Helena with a man who restores wind-up phonographs and storm the castle in White Sulphur Springs. Produced by KUFM-TV/Montana PBS, UM-Missoula. 

Program Updates

The Orphan Girl Express Tour train at the Mining Museum in Butte was discontinued but the museum itself is still open. Orvin Fjare, who built intricate miniature furniture in Big Timber, died on June 27, 2011 at age 93.