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Years before Billings, Forsyth listed historic neighborhood


Fans of historic preservation celebrated last week when the North Elevation Historic District became Billings’ first residential district to be accepted for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The distinction was a long time coming. Many other cities in Montana have at least one residential district on the national register, and some have several. (A statewide map showing all listings is available here.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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ADA at 25: Still a way to go, but much to celebrate


FORSYTH—Not too long ago, Arvin Post said, most disabled people knew this drill: “The route to go was the garbage truck route, because wherever a garbage truck could go, a wheelchair could go.”

Even now, he said, rolling down the alley is often easier than trying to navigate a wheelchair through curb cuts in sidewalks, and paved alleys are often flatter and smoother than sidewalks. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Forsyth artist always kept his customers satisfied

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FORSYTH — How do you make a living as an artist in a place like Montana or North Dakota? Just ask Bob Watts. He is an accomplished and prolific painter, but if he had tried to live solely on his paintings, he probably couldn’t have supported his wife and three children. (more…) Continue Reading →

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