Backroads Of Montana

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

Wheels and Wings
 (No. 117)
We're given a look at aviary art in Moccasin, an appreciation of Montana's first airmail service in Great Falls, a visit to a local history center and historic bridge near Sidney, a trip to Snake Butte near Ft. Belknap and a meeting with a wheelwright in Deer Lodge. (First Aired Wednesday, May 01, 2002)
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Backroads of Montana - Program Updates
Episode Seventeen  “Wheels and Wings” (2002) – The Deer Lodge-based wheelwright moved out of state in 2005.  Darrell Martin, our guide through the tribal history and lore of Snake Butte died in April 2007.

This is the airplane that carried the first airmail delivery to Great Falls on August 1, 1928.  The historical event is featured in "Wheels and Wings". 
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Photo by Jeremy Lurgio

From Left to Right:  Gus Chambers - Producer, William Marcus - Host
John Twiggs
- Producer, Ray Ekness - Producer
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