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South of the Border, "Rocky Mountain hot dogs: an edible icon from north central Montana'"


July 24, 2019

Bob and Deanna Berg enjoy a couple of pronto pups at the Chinook Lions food booth during the recent Blaine County Fair. The Bergs said, "We came to the fair just to enjoy a pronto pup. During the upcoming Hill County Fair we'll have a pronto pup every night." The Bergs live in Havre.

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Recently I went back to Chinook to help in the Lions Club's pronto pup stand during the 2019 Blaine County Fair. I'm still a member of the club and proceeds from sales of pronto pups and cheesy fries support the community work of the club. They always need help during the fair.

Pronto pups are the Lions' variation of a corn dog. Someone asked, "Do you know about the hot dogs you are cooking?" I'm a relative newcomer to the area so didn't know the history of the iconic wiener so esteemed. I noticed the packs of unopened dogs are "distributed by the Rocky Mountain Packing Plant,...

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