A new documentary from Montana PBS and 4:08 Productions offers an intimate look at the life and work of Ivan Doig, the iconic Montana author whose novels and memoirs depict a rugged and authentic American West.
Twenty elite smokejumpers dropped onto a remote mountain ridge to fight a wildfire on Aug. 4, 1961. Hours later, the fire blew up, and the men were trapped with nowhere to go. A skilled Helicopter pilot set out into the Idaho Backcountry to search for the men.
Derived from thrilling international competitions, compelling home videos and original cinematography, Mavericks tells the fascinating, timeless story of Montana’s untold freestyle legacy, through the struggles, victories, and journeys of some of the state’s most renowned skiers, as they share a common bond that is the unbreakable Montana spirit.
They are the centerpiece of any farm or ranch. Montana features a rich heritage connected to barns. There are more than 6000 historic barns in the state, but that number is rapidly falling.