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1937 Big Hole fishing and tourists
BIG HOLE BASIN RESIDENTS SEEK ROAD TO PLAYGROUND By MARY N. COTTREI.L. WISDOM, Jan. 24,—(Special)—Starting nn early drive for 1037 tourist business, Big Hole basin residents 010 campaigning for better highways inlo this playground area of Montana. The Big Hole valley Is ono of the last of tho great stock raising'cen- undcvoloped and primitive slate. Situated at an elevation of 6,230 feet and including an area 76 miles In length by 25 miles In width, it possesses wonderful natural resources which, although undeveloped today, should bo converted Into a national recreation area and playground, residents believe. If roads were Improved, a (-really Increased tourist traffic would undoubtedly result. At prcsont n fair dirt road runs through the center of tho valley and connects on Iho north with highway No. 01 al Divide, and on tho south nl Dillon This places It within convenient driving distance of both Anaconda nnd Quite, Ronit Near Klvcr, Tho Dig Holo i-lvcr follows Iho road closely and is famous for Us wonderful grayling fly fishing. There are 02 large stream* which are tributaries of tho Big Hole river with an nuto rond cither on each stream or In the stream. close proximity There are also 68 lakes within Ihc national forest. All of them arc "Clems of the Mountains." These lakes nnd streams contain good fish-' ing, native rainbow trout, eastern brook and grayling. The DO miles of road and tho COO miles of trail built and maintained by the Forest, Service make this area, morn accessible. Seven major camp ground nlles have been developed on forest land for Die iwe of the public. Numerous recreational areas as well ns summer home silos are available. During the Reason of 1030 4,000,000 fish were planted by tlio United States Forest Service. It is planned during the coming season of 1031 to have, a survey crew make a food analysis of Ihc different streams and lakes and suggest such stream Improvements O.H are needed for the betterment of fish culture. Also, it Is contemplated to do as much as possible In the way of road improvement ami trail maintenance which will help tli c public reach some of the more Inaccessible areas. Much Wild Game. Herds of deer, elk, mountain goats and moose may be seen In close proximity to tho forest roadx and trails. The Forest Service has been conducting winter game studies to develop plans for the management of Ihc existing elk, deer and moose herds to that adequate land management plans for the areas will provide for the grazing of domestic stock as well as wild game, taking economic, inspirational and recreational factorn Into due consideration. These plans will Insure the UBC of the forage resources for (he greatest return u, the public. There are approximately 43,000 head ol cattle, 3,500 head of horses and 20,000 head of Bhc'cp owned by ranchers In the valley. Of this number the Bcaverhcad National forest pastures during tlio summer approximately one-fourth. Besides thin there are approximately 20,000 head of sheep and 4,000 head of cattle brought, Inlo tho Big Hole valley, of which nearly one-half arc from iroughl areas within Montana. Approximately 100,000 tons of hay were raised In the Big Holo valley ask season. Historical Spofs. Outside of tho many natural natural resources that the valley con- alns, there are four historic spots ol Interest. The famous Big Hole raltlcHcild where General Gibbons creed an unsuccessful encounter fflth the Nez Pcrce Indians Is situated west of Wisdom. The Jackson Hot Springs, with good hotel ac- ommodatlons, situated on Ihcnuln oad, are the famous hot' springs efci-red to In Lewis and Clark's ourna.1, Fourteen miles from a good utomoblle there la tho old fort, a ortldet! mountain which has not ecu satisfactorily explained. It cm bo reached by horseback over n good mountain trail along tho continental divide. The camp site, of Chief Joseph, located on Lake creek whci'6 ho made his first camp after Iho battle of the Big Hole, affords an opportunity for one to gain a broader knowledge ot how this grenl leader performed tho heroic task 01 moving 400 women and children and 300 warriors, many seriously wounded. The mountains which sourroum tho valley cannot be surpassed fo: Bccnlo beauty. These mountains fo the most part are covered with snow the year around and have bcci termed "tho Alps of Amorlca." WOMAN BURNED BY 'COOKING GREASE Mia, Mary Itlchardx, 38, of. 63 13Giincl(> street, received treatment last night at, St. James hospital for burns of both hands. Mark Holcomb Bald her Injuries were not serious. Mis, Richards told nurses r,ho was liurl while cooking with grease on the kitchen stove at her home. CAKSTCOLLIDE ON UPTOWN STREET P. E. Albert, Leonard hotel, and Leonard C'ampanclla, 520 Holmes street, reported lo police thai cars they were driving collided at an uptown Intersection, yesterday niter- oon. Tony L'ctronlti, 2200 Fnrrcll street, loltl officers ills car and one whoso driver was unidentified were In a collision on Harrison avenue near the railroad viaduct. PNEUMONIA IS FATAL TO RAYMOND INFANT SHERIDAN, Jan. 24.—(Special) — Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wlnthrop Raymond, died of pneumonia and was burled here this week. of then tho of a East will TIfB NKW PARK (20^ I/AST TIMES TODAY FRBDItlO WARNER MARCH BAXTER JJONFiK, BAItFtYMOHE la "THE ROAD TO GLORY" Fired wllh the Inspired acting of f.uch R cast, this is a production we take pilde in presenting as the must tremendous emotional entertainment our screen has offered In years. ADDED t'omndy, with Herman Btnj . "SLIDE, NEI.MK, SLIDE" CARTOON - NEWS TONIGHT Edward G, Itoblnson DUI.LETS OR BALLOTS