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A Montana Public Radio Commentary from 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, February 27, 2013

Ravalli Republic, February 28, 2013

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, March 4, 2013

Helena Independent Record, March 4, 2013

Montana Standard, March 13, 2013

Missoulian, March 22, 2013


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.

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