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William and Katherine Ennis. PHOTO COURTESY MADISON VALLEY HISTORY ASSOCIATION

Son of Ireland

The month of March is an especially appropriate time to consider the life of one of Madison County’s early residents and founding fathers, William Ennis. William was the sixth of eleven children born to John and Mary Ennis; who had emigrated to Ireland from Scotland. William was born on St.

Joanne’s mother was a resident at Tobacco Roots for three years. Here, the mother and daughter couple dance during the facility’s prom for residents. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNE GALIGER

Her calling

Joanne Galiger has been married to her husband, Mike, for 47 years. Each of those 47 years, the couple has lived in Sheridan.

There’s nothing like filling up a bag with a fresh load of veggies from the garden.

What makes your garden grow?

The death of my first Roma tomato plant nearly a decade ago haunts me to this day. The beautiful specimen, carefully planted in a large pot for easy relocation from indoors to outdoors, was doing swimmingly. Green tomatoes were just ripening red when I left it on the porch on a lovely July day in Big Sky.

Winterkeeper for Yellowstone General Stores for the last 41 years, Jeff Henry in an action shot removing gigantic blocks of snow from the roof of the Canyon General Store in 1999. PHOTO COURTESY JEFF HENRY

Tales from the tundra

For years men have harnessed the tools of the woods and tamed the onslaught of winter weather in a most inventive way. Their efforts have kept buildings standing in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) and allowed for people to better experience a largely untamed world.

Kehler identifies as an outdoorsman. In one essay he wrote in Hollowtop Smoke Signals, he described trout in the river that used to run for cover at the sound of his name. Now, he says, they ignore him. PHOTO COURTESY OF ART KEHLER

The voice

Bestowing small town folks unofficial awards for daily occurrences is an unspoken tradition, according to Art Kehler.

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