Articles written by Lori Taylor

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 By Lori Taylor    News    June 22, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

It’s not a plane, not a dinosaur…but a flying reptile! The museum added a model Pteranodon to the great room this year. Although Pteranodons didn’t inhabit this part of the continent, we think he fits in nicely between the Curry brothers...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    June 8, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Does anyone recognize the term “cocktail guard”? Sounds like a fun job. Maybe a time to gather at a bar or lounge for cocktail hour? Complete different meaning for a cowboy. After a long day on the trail a spot would be found to hold the herd...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Does anyone recognize the term “Slow Elk”? I’ve been reading old Walt Coburn tales and ran across a remark about Slow Elk. It refers to the practice of never butchering your own beef. In what was a questionable practice- many a ranch had a...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 25, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Memorial Day. It’s a time for family barbeques, brandings, and parties. Let us not forget that the Federal Holiday is also a time for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who gave their lives while serving the United States. The...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 11, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Are you a COWBOY? Have you ever booted a big steer up from his sleep so you could spread your bedroll on the ground he’s warmed up? That’s what George Armstrong tells about the “cowboys” in 1900. A cowboy’s work began in the spring when he...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wondering how Zortman got its name? Zortman, an early mining town in the Little Rockies, was named after Oliver Pete Zortman. Zortman was born in Pennsylvania in 1865. He spent his early years receiving a school education and helping his father in...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 13, 2022

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Is anyone playing cards this week at the Senior Citizens? One of the first organized social clubs in Malta was the “Pioneer Whist Club”.They played once a month during the fall and winter months. The club was officially organized in 1911. The...

 

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

An “Unsolved Murder / Disappearance” of Abe Gill was on our minds this week. This mystery involves some well-known Phillips County names such as the Coburn Ranch and Kid Curry. The story involves land disputes, water rights, and women!...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    October 27, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The City of Malta has purchased the “old” National Guard Armory and I’ve had several questions about its history. The Armory was originally dedicated on May 1, 1965. Original cost of the armory was $100,000.00. The armory was filled to...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 22, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This week let’s talk about a few of those industrious souls who started and helped the town of Malta to grow. One such man came to Malta very early. He was a native of Canada and emigrated to the United States. This individual made many...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 15, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

“Treasure” is defined as a valuable object. Treasure comes in all shapes and sizes and surprising it might even be a slip of paper. The Museum was given several paper letters that are “treasures”. The letters were hand-written by a...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    September 1, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

As Covid raises its ugly head in Phillips County a dear friend comes to mind. She and her mother both passed due to Covid. In remembering, a story came to mind about the grandmother of my friend. Grandmother was quite a lady. She came from Minnesota...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 25, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

A quote by Bob Marley says “Without music life would be a mistake”. Music does play a vital part in our lives and in doing research for a music display in the Museum I found some interesting facts. The “Divje Babe Flute” is thought to be the...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    August 4, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Items come in all shapes and sizes here at the Museum. Here is a quick quiz let’s see if you can name the item. What do coffeepots, elevators, cowboys, animals, fire hydrants, shoes, appliances, and horses have in common? Okay, here is the second...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    July 14, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

“The Saddle That Made Miles City Famous”. This slogan was used by Albert Frank Furstnow in his saddle making business in Miles City. The PC Museum is pleased to have a saddle by this well-known maker. The saddle is from the Collection of Art and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It’s almost the 4th of July and the PC Museum was in full patriot mode this week. The Museum was honored to help a foundation find information on a serviceman. The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation’s mission is to help identify...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Remember when you could order an entire house through a catalog? Inside studs, outside wood, nails, detailed instruction books, and each item needed to build a house would be delivered by rail. The house was called a “kit house.” The H.G....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 26, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Montana Dinosaur Trail is once again making news as the Treasure State Lifestyles Magazine dedicated an entire issue to the Trail. Created in 2005, the Montana Dinosaur Trail works to promote tourism in 14 facilities across the State of Montana....

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 12, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for May 12, 2021

Paul Snyder, a Malta High School graduate, recently published a book about the “backbars” in Montana. The book is wonderful -well written, well-illustrated, and a wealth of information.The book also serves as a reminder of the wonderful and...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    May 5, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for May 5, 2021

Whitewater Schools’ Graduation is May 14, 2021, at 7.p.m. Congratulations to them. IT’S MAY!!! Happy Mothers Day and Happy Birthday “to all those celebrating in May, also to those celebrating anniversaries, There was a track meet in...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 28, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 28, 2021

How many remember the old Trafton Door Store? The following is a story told by Tom Laurence on how Trafton’s first store floated in! The prairie was covered with buffalo bones when Bob Trafton first arrived. He hired every man he could to gather...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 21, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 21, 2021

Much has been written about cowboys and their horses, but this story is about a sheepherder and his dog. (The only dog to have been arrested in Malta). Now a sheepherder was lonely and sometimes a bit loony. His only concern was his sheep. He fought...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 14, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 14, 2021

The Museum collections reflect a variety of objects and ethnic people. Immigrants from around the world found their way to Phillips County during the Homestead years. A new display at the Museum features objects from immigrants that came to our area...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    April 7, 2021

Phillips County Museum News for April 24, 2021

It’s time to celebrate Spring and the opening of the Phillips County Museum!! A milestone happened during the first week in April 1917. On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. In July 1917 twelve men signed their intent to enlist...

 
 By Lori Taylor    News    December 2, 2020

Phillips County Museum News for December 2, 2020

It’s the season for the receiving and sending of Christmas cards. The Museum archives have a wonderful box or two of old Christmas cards. At home we may have saved a special card from grandparents or that someone special. Cards come in all sizes...

 

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