Montana has a rich history of ghost towns and haunted buildings including some in the Flathead Valley, which have several spooky tales to tell. Having experienced paranormal activity, the RMKK People would like to take this opportunity to tell some of their chilling true stories. We will now whet your appetite for the […]
Before They Had Cat Ladies and Old Maids….
…the Flathead Valley had these fellows. This photograph taken from a historical book about the Flathead Valley caught my eye. Two of the men in the photograph advertising “Wives Wanted” are holding cats. Adventurous men traveled to the Montana frontier in the 1800’s and 1900’s looking for work and hoping for success. Many […]
The Haunted Hospital in Kalispell?
I imagine that the condominium across from the elementary school is haunted. In 1911 a large brick building was constructed to make Kalispell‘s first general hospital. For over 60 years the Eastside Brick building served as the city‘s hospital. In 1973 it became a branch of the courthouse. The hospital was refurbished in 2007 […]
The Little Red Dress – The Duffy Family’s 1891 Christmas Journey to Kalispell
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Except for the Duffys Mother, Father, and five, So harsh was their journey Nearly frozen they’d arrive.” _______________________________ Christmas Eve 1891 – The Duffy’s Journey It was Christmas Eve of 1891 when the Duffy family […]
A Conrad Mansion Halloween
Let me take you back in time to an autumn evening in 1910 shortly before Halloween. Lettie Conrad and her daughter Alicia have returned from a dinner party and are still in their evening gowns as they sit in the mansion’s library discussing plans for their upcoming Halloween party. Little do they realize what fate has in […]
Hunter Hot Springs Mystery Photograph
It is purported that the following notable figures in our history had gathered together for a hunting trip to Hunter Hot Springs, Montana: Wyatt Earp, Theodore Roosevelt, Doc Holiday, “Liver Eating” Johnson, Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, Bat Materson, and Judge Roy Bean. _________________________ A Journey of Discovery The first time I saw this […]
Flathead Valley Cherry History
According to Flathead Lake Cherry Growers, the first cherry trees planted in Montana were in 1866 by a man named Thomas W. Harris. They were planted in the Bitterroot Valley, which is located about 170 miles from here in Kalispell which is in the Flathead Valley. Growing cherries in the Bitterroot Valley ended, […]
A Stop at Willoughby
Willoughby? Maybe it’s wishful thinking nestled in a hidden part of a man’s mind, or maybe it’s the last stop in the vast design of things, or perhaps, for a man like Gart Williams, who climbed on a world that went by too fast, it’s a place around the bend where he could jump off. […]