Trump stagecoach makes Malta stop


Troy Montana's Gene Bushnell brought his replica, built from scratch, of a 1880 Abbot & Downing Concord stagecoach to Malta last week as he travels the state giving free rides. Photo by Mark Hebert.

If you happened to drive past the entry to Trafton Park in Malta last Friday you probably saw a red stagecoach with yellow pinstripes sporting both the American Flag and "Trump 2020" might have even been able to take a spin on the old wagon.

Gene Bushnell, of Troy, Mont., is in the middle of a trek that when he completes will have seen him travel 667 miles on his way to the North Dakota border and then on to Lewistown, Mont., to ride in an Independence Day Parade there. Bushnell, who is the great-nephew of Phillips County's namesake Ben Phillips, has made 18 stops on the journey...

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