Only in Gardiner… A man can dream big…

 

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Louie had a dream, a dream to build something great…

Gardiner is a unincorporated community, it is not governed by a local municipal; there is no mayor, no city counsel, no building codes… Gardiner in many ways is wild and free.

This is what draws many to Gardiner, in G-town you can do what you want…

Lou, wanted to build something great, something for himself, something for his community. Lou, is a simple and proud trades man. A plumber and refrigeration guy, who cut his teeth in New England. Lou, loves the building trade, his skills go far beyond plumbing.

Lou stands tall, proud of the house he is building...
Lou stands tall, proud of the house he is building…
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A picture from the winter of 2008, the beginnings of louie’s dream…

Only in Gardiner, because of it’s lack of codes and red tape could someone build a house little by little. And, that is what lou does… With patients and great skill Lou is building his dream…

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Great views from Lou's home his is building for himself...
Great views from Lou’s home…
The house on the hill has been under construction for 10 yrs, only in Gardiner...
The house on the hill that has been under construction for 8 yrs, only in Gardiner…

Ask Lou when his house will be done? He will smile and tell you he is working on it… Lou’s house is known though out Gardiner, some scoff, others are amazed at the skill and his determination. I personal believe in Lou and his dream. Someday this house will be finished and it will be amazing.

Portrait Lou...
Portrait of Lou…

Big Timber July 4th Parade

One of the most celebrated events, the traditional 4th of July Parade follows a route through historic downtown Big Timber. Horses, floats, marching bands, and classic cars highlight the annual event which draws crowds in the hundreds to the Main Street shopping district.

The parade begins with a welcome from the local bank.
The parade begins with a welcome from the local bank.
and continues with a Mule drawn wagon.
and continues with a Mule drawn wagon.
See the class of 1966, this float carries folks who graduated from High School 50 years ago.
See the class of 1966, this float carries folks who graduated from High School 50 years ago.
The parade continues with lots of excitement from the crowd.
The parade continues with lots of excitement from the crowd.
As the parade comes to an end we see one last float ....
As the parade comes to an end we see one last float ….

 

A float carrying a wedding party as everyone get to join in on the excitment.
A float carrying a wedding party as everyone get to join in on the excitment.
The father of the bride gives his daughter to her groom.
The father of the bride gives his daughter to her groom.

 

 

The Rodeo comes to Gardiner.

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The community of Gardiner, travelers and Electric peak all came out to watch the Annual Gardiner Rodeo…
The Gardiner Upper Yellowstone Round Up is held annual every late June, In Jim Duffy Arena.
The Gardiner, Upper Yellowstone Round Up is held annually every late June, In Jim Duffy Arena.
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The ring leader of the rodeo…

The whole town is a buzz for the event that brings the local community and travelers together. Gardiner, Montana is a western town with western values, these aspects are shared in the tradition of Rodeo. Passing on the tradition to the next generation…

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The next generation...
The next generation…
  • The rodeo has many events to showcase: bare back bronc riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Junior Barrel Racing, Junior Breakaway, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, and Team roping to name a few…
    Bronc Rider...
    Bronc Rider…
    Bull Rider...
    Bull Rider…
    Barrel Racer...
    Barrel Racer…
    Team calf ropers...
    Team calf ropers…

    But the event that the next generation and everyone looks forward to is chasing the cash cow.

    Youngsters chasing the cash cow...
    Youngsters chasing the cash cow…

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    The next Generation...
    The next Generation…