Backroads of Montana

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

Weather, Feathers and Time (No. 116)

First Aired Thursday, November 01, 2001

Meet a National Weather Service observer, John "The Yank" Harrington and tour Fort Benton.

This show takes us along to meet a longtime National Weather Service observer near Roy, Butte musician John "The Yank" Harrington, and an artist from Westby. Then we're off to visit a seasonal waterfall near Big Timber and a Northeast Montana town with but one parking meter. Finally, we tour Fort Benton.

Program Updates

Episode Sixteen "Weather, Feathers and Time" (2001) – National Weather Service observer Frank Cimrhakl, Jr. died in 2003.  Butte musician John “The Yank” Harrington died in 2004 at age 100.