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Augusta to Wisdom (No. 120)

First Aired November 01, 2003

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. 120) Augusta to Wisdom

Rating: TV-G

Big Hole Valley, Moiese, Augusta, Wisdom

We visit a Big Hole Valley family that's been haying together for generations, hear the sounds of fall as elk bugle near Moiese, meet a small-town guitarist who has criss-crossed Montana performing for more than 70 years, learn the history of a one-of-a-kind bridge near Augusta, and drop in on a woman who reports the news from Sweet Grass. Montana native William Marcus hosts the program from the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls.

Program Updates
The Hirschy siblings, Jill Hirschy Eliel, Jack, and Joyce Hirschy McDowell are no longer living. Jill died in 2009 at age 85. Jack, died in 2012 at age 91. and Joyce died in 2019, also at age 91. Singer Bill Obernolte died in 2011 at age 87. Wava Danbrook died in 2014.