Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Lori Taylor
PC Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for November 4, 2020


November 4, 2020

Stories abound at the Phillips County Museum. The following is a true story. In 1907 Fred Heeck decided to go to Montana to stake a land claim. Journeying by train he arrived in Dodson Montana and rented a room in a small hotel. Knowing that information was always available at a local saloon Fred quickly found what looked to be a busy establishment. While having a drink of whiskey Fred met a man named Phil Doucette. In the next few days, Phil helped Fred stake a land claim and introduced him to his parents, who were farmers. The Doucette family took Fred into their home and helped...

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