January 11, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
Montana magazine's January/February issue features the town of Seeley Lake in the "Weekender" department. Seeley Lake is a great place for both winter and summer recreation. Especially recommended for this time of year are winter wildlife viewing at the Blackfoot-Clearwater Game Range and dog sled races, as well as the several community-sponsored events designed to cure cabin fever.
The author, Patricia Swan Smith, tells the history of Seeley Lake. Like many of the state's small towns that are dependent on natural resources, the economy has fluctuated over the years. However, Seeley Lake has managed to grow steadily while retaining the small town advantages of friendliness and a pace of life that is livable.
Profiled in the article are Rod and Pauline Kvamme, active members of Seeley Lake's public life. Smith says they are typical of the many Seeley Lake married couples who work as a team.
Other features in the current issue describe a snow survey in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, introduce three Montana traditional musicians, tell of deep winter on a cattle ranch, and celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Archie Bray Foundation. Celebrate! covers the Red Lodge Winter Carnival, and "PastTimes" gives a biography of Mary Fields, a unique character in Cascade during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The "Photo Portfolio" shows camouflaged critters of all seasons, and "Montana Images" focuses on mid-winter seasonal photography.
Montana Magazine is available at retail outlets around the state.