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Loretta and Duane Johnson's book "Bridge of Demarcation" is on Amazon

 

August 17, 2022

A Big Sandy native and her husband have published a book dealing with his experiences in 1967 Atlanta while living in an all black dorm. Bridge of Demarcation by Duane and Loretta Johnson tells the story of a racially-charged time through the eyes of a native born Montanan. Much of the story is told through the nearly 50 love letters he wrote during the time. Loretta Johnson, whose maiden name is Nepil, grew up southeast of Big Sandy and graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1964. She still has family in the area.

Loretta met Duane Johnson in 1967 while working in Havre. "Our love story d...



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