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The stage at the Orpheum, John Deere Day and Speers Implement in Chinook


May 9, 2018

Reporter's note: In the April 4 issue of the "Journal" I wrote about the conjoined Hilton Sisters and their one performance in Chinook in 1940 in the old Orpheum Theatre. In the story I commented that I never could verify if there really was a stage in the old theatre that sat in the northwest corner of what is now the parking lot for Finley's Food Farm.

I received a letter from reader Calvin Blatter who wrote he now lived in Great Falls but grew up in Chinook. He hand wrote a four page letter telling the story of how he knows there was a stage in the old Orpheum. Much of his story revolved...

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