Document Type

News Editorial

Publication Date

Fall 9-15-2019


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:

Havre Daily News, September 17, 2019

The Missoulian, September 16, 2019

The Montana Standard, September 17, 2019

Havre Herald, September 18, 2019

Missoula Current, September 19, 2019

The Montana Post, September 19, 2019

Helena Independent Record, September 19, 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.