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Lesson: Mountain Indian Cave in Helena
Setting the scene:
The family stays a week with friends in Helena.
They also take a trip to Glacier National Park
near the Canadian border.
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Howdy, folks. Glad you could
make it here. What are your
druthers? If you're hungry,
I've got flapjacks,
crisp bacon, hot biscuits and blackberries. Everything will be ready
in two shakes.
I'm always ready for good grub.
Where do I wash up?
You'll find Bear Grease soap around the corner. First door on
your left. Hop to it, son.
Shake a leg, Mel. You
don't want to lose out on a
Hah, I'm right behind you. Nobody's gonna gimme [going to give me] a
bum deal when it comes to a meal.
Wade, there are at least two places that I want to see.
What are they?
The old Fire Tower, which is
the only original one in the world that still stands. I also want to see petroglyphs in
the indian cave on Mount Helena.
Right, we can see Mount Helena
clearly from the Blue House.
What is the Blue House?
A home built by one of Helena's goldrush millionaires back in the 1800s.
[After breakfast, everyone puts on
tennis shoes or boots. Wade leads them on a narrow path between pine trees. They hike
several hours during the arduous climb up and down the mountain.]
Thanks for taking us to the cave, Wade. It's too bad the petroglyphs aren't in better condition.
I reckon they would be
if not fer [for] some local yokels.
Riffraff enjoy defacing things
because they're too lazy or dumb
to build anything.
That was quite a long walk. I feel pooped out.
I hope we aren't going anywhere else today.
No, dear. We'll take a break
because Wade will drive us to Saint Mary Lake tomorrow.
Maybe we can spot a
or a big horn sheep.
[The family visits a dude ranch near
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