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Montana Freemason                                    May 2014                                         Volume 90   Number 2
             T  e Montana Freemason is an of  cial  publication  of
          the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons                 About the Cover:
          of Montana and is provided by the Montana Masonic
          Foundaiton, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, articles in this       T  e Mission  Mountains
          publication express only the private opinion or  assertion   Photo coutsey of Susan Lake Photography
          of the writer, and do not necessarily ref ect the of  cial
          position of the Grand Lodge. T  e jurisdiction speaks only                       w    w
          through the Grand Master and the Executive Board when            Lemlmts u k  cx  uy
          attested to as of  cial, in writing, by the Grand Secretary.   “Welcome to our home” - Salish language
             T  e Editorial staf  invites contributions in the form         Kiʔsuʔk kyukyit
          of informative articles, reports, news and other timely
          information (of about 350 to 1000 words in length) that     “Welcome” - Kootenai language
          broadly relate to general Masonry. Submissions must be
          typed or preferably provided in MS Word format, and all   T  e cover photo is courtesy of Mission Valley resident
          photographs or images sent as a .JPG f le. Only original   Susan Lake.  Other than a professional photographer,
          or digital photographs or graphics that support the    Susan is a member of a large agricultural family. T e
          submission are accepted.                               family farms produce wheat, alfalfa, and seed potatoes.
                                                                 (T e  f rst seed potatoes grown in the area were
             All material is copyrighted and is the property of the   compliments of Past Grand Master Harold Small) T e
          Grand Lodge of Montana and the authors.                family also has a seed development laboratory that works
                                                                 in partnership with MSU and the Extension Of  ce to
             Subscription - the Montana Freemason Magazine is    provide quality seed research and development.
          provided to all members of the Grand Lodge A.F.&A.M.
          of Montana.                                            T  e iconic barn is a valley landmark that pays tribute
                                                                to the pioneering history of the valley’s agricultural
             © 2012 Montana Masonic Foundation, Inc. All rights   community.  In addition to the crops mentioned canola,
          reserved. T  is  material may not be reproduced, displayed,   f eld corn, rapeseed, and mint compliment the estimated
          modif ed or distributed without the express prior written   900,000 calves that are produced annually.
          permission of the copyright holder.
                                                                 Framing the photo is the snow covered caps of Mount
             When reprinted, articles should note:“Reprinted with   McDonald.  T  e east peak is the fourth highest in
          permission of T  e Montana Freemason Magazine.       Montana breaking the 10,000 feet threshold. T e west
                                                                peak protects a glacier that in the winter forms the
                                                                prof le of the shape of a bighorn sheep and is part of
                                                                the local lore.  T  e mountain is named for Hudson Bay
                                                                fur trapper Angus McDonald.  Angus was married to
                                                                Catherine (Catherine was closely related to the Nez
                                                                Perce Chiefs, Eagle From the Light, Looking Glass,
                                                                White Bird, and Joseph) T  ey operated the trading
                                                                establishment Fort Connah which is maintained as a
                                                                historical site just north of St. Ignatius.  Today there are
                                                                more than 800 living relatives of Angus and Catherine
                                                                according to author James Hunter in his book: Scottish
                                                                Highlanders, Indian Peoples.
              Please direct all articles and correspondence to :

                          Reid Gardiner, Editor
                    T  e Montana Freemason Magazine
                              PO Box 1158
                         Helena, MT 59624-1158
                             (406) 442-7774

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