Central Ave in Great Falls 1895.  The dirt covered Central Avenue in Great Falls was a good place to drive cattle through town.

Great Falls Story: A Tribute To 125 Years

First Aired Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Great Falls Story tells the history of everyday life in what was Montana's largest city. Great Falls began as an ambitious dream to make North Central Montana an industrial empire. The dream included parks, buildings, stores and an opera house to rival anywhere. The story is told through hundreds of photos, rare film from nearly a century ago, and first hand stories. It includes accounts from the world's oldest man, Great Falls resident Walter Breuning and "Captain Dynamite," a crowd favorite for blowing himself up at Great Falls ball games. New York and Los Angeles Emmy Award winning network news correspondent Craig Wirth returns home to Great Falls to join longtime Montana broadcaster Norma Ashby to produce this Montana tribute. 

Great Falls Story: A Tribute To 125 Years