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backroads of montana

Marking Passages (No. 141)

First Aired November 21, 2015

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. 141) Marking Passages

Rating: TV-G

Dinosaur-digging, reverent bugling, giant pumpkins, a rock quarry, and the Hunter's Feed.

We watch the closing of dinosaur digging season near Bynum, listen to a centenarian bugler pay his respects, follow a Polson man in his quest to raise the state's largest pumpkin and recount one man’s efforts to preserve a special rock quarry near Geraldine. William Marcus hosts the program from the 30th annual Hunters Feed in Ennis.

Program Update: 

Ray Zell died in 2016. His ashes were scattered on the overlook above the Marias River. Emmett May hasn’t planted a single pumpkin seed since that fall.