Document Type

News Editorial

Publication Date

Summer 7-22-2019


A newspaper column by Evan Barrett.

Published newspaper columns written by Evan Barrett on this topic, which vary somewhat in content from this commentary, appeared in the following publications:

Great Falls Tribune, July 22, 2019

Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), July 22, 2019

Havre Daily News, July 22, 2019

The Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), July 22, 2019

The Montana Post, July 26, 2019

Daily Interlake, July 28, 2019

USA Today, July 22, 2019

Missoula Current, July, 29, 2019

The Missoulian, August 2, 2019

Montana Standard, August 2, 2019

Helena Independent Record, August 9, 2019


Evan Barrett, who lives in historic Uptown Butte, recently retired after 47 years at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education. He is an award-winning producer of Montana history films who continues to write columns and record commentaries, and occasionally teach Montana history.