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Scobey to West Yellowstone (No. 106)

First Aired May 1, 1995

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

Backroads of Montana

(No. 106) Scobey to West Yellowstone

Rating: TV-G

From Scobey to West Yellowstone.

We visit the Prairie Symphonette, Butte's Pork Chop John's, and a baling-twine teepee near Wise River--and then stop for a bit of fly fishing on the Madison River. William Marcus hosts from the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site near Deer Lodge.

The Prairie Symphonette is still playing concerts in Scobey and Pork Chops John’s is still a Butte favorite (with outlets in other Montana cities). In a sad post script to this episode, Marion and Margaret Pyeatt, the couple who built the baling twine teepee near Wise River, died in a tragic accident in their home in Dec. 2004. Fly-fishing teacher Maggie Merriman died in 2016 at age 80.