I live in western Montana. Getting to Al Wiseman and the Old North Trail (which I did for a piece in the March/April 2011 issue of VIA) means crossing the Continental Divide, the Rockies, at Rogers Pass.
Here’s what I love about small-town museums: Limited in their scope by geography, they’re forced to focus on the minutiae of everyday life, which invariably brings to light the quirky and curious behaviors and history of the inhabitants.
It’s not that you can’t get a slice of pie in Cascade, Idaho. After all, a diner offering up pie is as ubiquitous as the gas station, church steeple, and token traffic light in small towns across America.