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We are going to be spending several days in Montana this summer and would like suggestions of tractor collections, museums or other historical items to visit. We will leave Yellowstone Park on July 10 and head for Butte, MT to spend 2 or 3 days. We would leave there July 11 or 12 and need to be in Williston, ND by July 15 in order to attend the Divide County show on Saturday, July 16. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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I've heard the Miracle Of America Museum in Polson, MT is worth a stop. They have a website.
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If you can go north a bit to Great fall ( about an hour detour ). The Mehmky Museum is a great collection to see.

http://www.mehmke.org/

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There is so much in Montana to see . the Burkley pit copper mine & a great museum, the buffalo range.The buffalo Bill gun museum in
Cody Wyoming + more there Every place you go more to see . ED
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need to be in Williston, ND by July 15 in order to attend the Divide County show on Saturday, July 16.
Sadly Williston may be a ghost town by the time you arrive. A few weeks ago 60 Minutes did a story on Williston and it didn't look good. Also heard this past week that home owners are seeing their taxes increased throughtout ND due to the loss in tax revenue from oil.
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While you are in Butte, don't forget to go to the World Mining Museum. Lots of old iron to look at, a wonderful place to go.
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If you happen to get around Cody, Wyoming, D Reachard is always to open to visitors.......
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Sadly Williston may be a ghost town by the time you arrive. A few weeks ago 60 Minutes did a story on Williston and it didn't look good. Also heard this past week that home owners are seeing their taxes increased throughtout ND due to the loss in tax revenue from oil.
Not entirely true. Yes, western North Dakota has had a drastic slow down from the decrease in oil prices. And the state of North Dakota is facing a budget deficit because of oil prices also. But, a lot of places in western North Dakota (Williston, Watford City, Dickinson) needed a breather to catch up on infrastructure needs. North Dakota is still pumping a lot of oil...something like 1.2 million barrels a day making it the 1st or 2nd largest oil producing state in the U.S. North Dakotas budget will be made up with funds from two different "rainy day" accounts set up to set aside for a budget down side and a 4.05 percent budget cut across the board. The larger than normal budget is from increased spending on infrastructure needs in western North Dakota. Williston and region have been through this boom/bust before and all are way better prepared than they were before. North Dakota still sits on the largest pool of oil ever found anywhere in the world and oil prices will go back up. Gas just took a jump up yesterday after falling almost daily for a while. It went from $1.409 to $1.499. It's not all doom and gloom. There was a local news report just on that stated Fargo was already on pace this year for another record setting year in building permits. Now, that doesn't mean property taxes won't be going up at some time. They seem to always go up. Even in good times. Especially in Fargo.

---------- Post added at 08:07:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:18:34 AM ----------

I should have added that drilling is drastically down. Rig count as of this morning was 44 compared to 190 rigs drilling 1 year ago today.
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Don Graytak art gallery in havre. is worth a stop.
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My brother fracks wells out of williston. Definitely slowed but the strong will survive. He gets less hours now but almost now considered normal my most standards. Plenty of oil on tracks and most wells paid for in 3 months, then it money in the bank.
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Speaking of Montana, Dose anyone remember a thread or post on this SmokStak network about a large collection of track and cat type tractors some where in the middle of Montana, I think it was around Lewistown. That post was about a year ago, But somehow this person also had a couple of old Allis Chalmers tractors (The green ones ) Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925. Please post info if you know of this place, This visitor to Montana mite also like to know.
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For what it is worth.
U.S. oil reserves soared to new heights in recent years due to increased usage of unconventional drilling methods that enable extraction of more shale oil and gas than was previously possible. As a result of these, especially fracking and horizontal drilling, U.S. reserves surpassed 36 billion barrels in 2012 for the first time since 1975. Still, proven U.S. oil reserves are but a fraction of the reserves of the global petroleum leaders such as Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
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U.S. oil reserves soared to new heights in recent years due to increased usage of unconventional drilling methods that enable extraction of more shale oil and gas than was previously possible. As a result of these, especially fracking and horizontal drilling, U.S. reserves surpassed 36 billion barrels in 2012 for the first time since 1975. Still, proven U.S. oil reserves are but a fraction of the reserves of the global petroleum leaders such as Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
I didn't mean to infer that the Bakken was the world's largest reserve or that it made the U.S. number one in production. The Bakken covers a large part of ND. Most of the activity is in western ND. The bakken also covers parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. It is the largest single discovery to date. It contains upward estimates of 900 billion barrels. Unfortunately only 3-5% are recoverable with today's technology. Estimates of 36-45 billion barrels. The Bakken just produced it's first billion barrels. Most of that has been in the last 3 years. The company I work for does a lot of business in the Bakken. We are the largest hazardous and non- regulated waste company in the world. We are just a small fraction of what's going on out there. Now there is talk that there is a bigger find in Siberia. Possibly 80 times bigger than the Bakken. Using recovery techniques used in the Bakken. It's all incredibly interesting.
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If you're in Butte, make sure you get to the Copper King's Mansion...well worth the tour, or even better, spend the night there as it's a bed and breakfast.
Museum of mining is well worth it too!
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We will be in Cody, WY a couple days and planned to visit Buffalo Bill museum. We are only 20 miles from Le Claire, IA, his boyhood home, I think. We also had the Mining Museum down as a stop in Butte but did not know of the mansion. I will check with Memcke as I see they are open by appointment only.

Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions so far. I am pretty sure we are going to run out of time before we run out of things to do and see.
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+1 Nice collection.
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Been there aswel.

It is an wonderful state and also to see those gigantic hills laying on the flat prairy land and beautiful nature.
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+1 Nice collection.
C.L. Bos--I put an open invitation every year to anyone going to Yellowstone to stop & visit. Live 15 miles west of Cody on the road to Yellowstone. I also will be at Crosby on the 30/60 Rumely. Doug
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I guess it's ok.
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It has been 25 years or more but Memkhe's was great as was Clarence Young's place, essentially on opposite sides of Great Falls. Mr. Young was at Rollag last summer with his newly restored 110 Case engine. Also, there is Gary - 20 Reeves Highwheeler. Go over to the steam forum and you will find him there and maybe pick up his contact info.
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