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A Montana Public Radio Commentary 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:

Missoulian, April 18, 2014

Havre Daily News, April 21, 2014

Montana Standard, April 21, 2014

Independent Record, April 23, 2014

Billings Gazette, April 23, 1014


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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