Bear Paw Meanderings

Last Monday it simply poured all day long on the prairie and in the Bear Paw Mountains even more.

As I was driving to Big Sandy that Monday morning, I was thinking of cloud bursts as I crossed the Gravel Coulee Bridge just south of Laredo, Montana.

In, I believe, 1938 a cloud burst, in the mountains south of Gravel Coulee. A wall of water came down the watershed. That water killed several people in an afternoon. I remember Ed Cook saying that he and his dad were watching the wall of water from the top of a bluff when along came the very school house that Cook was going to have his first teachi...

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