Bear Paw Meanderings

On the front page of “The Mountaineer” there is a story about overlooked Montana towns. I think I know one that is so overlooked it is not even thought about by those who are picking the overlooked towns.

I love Zortman. The Little Rocky town is a straight shot back to the time when outlaws and the Kid Curry Gang roamed the mountains and fortunes were being made in gold by Pop Whitcomb and Ben Phillips.

Zortman is at the bottom of the Ruby Gulch and is a tiny town surrounded by high limestone cliffs that are filled with fossils and Lodgepole forests. A tiny church sits atop a small hill like a...

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