- Sep 11, 2020
I agree. I'm originally from Columbia Falls. But I have to admit even sixty years ago before the influx of transplant trash inspired by Robert Redford's movie to grab up their own piece of "the last best place," Martin City was always a blight on the humanity landscape. Synonymous with idiocy. The last time I stopped at Doris Creek campground, the amount of garbage there walking on two legs was just too scary for me. None of this surprises me given the locality.If hunting is ever banned on public lands its because of idiots who shoot dogs for wolves and idiots who shoot up trailhead/campgrounds and leave behind tons of trigger trash. This kind of story reinforces every bad stereotype we are up against. Plus it makes us folks in NW MT look like idiots. And many of us are not! So there.
I grew up in the more civilized US govt "Bureau Camp" down the road at Hungry Horse. Perhaps my earliest memory of anything was watching my dad during a lapse of malaria almost shake the chairs loose while we were watching a movie in the Martin City theater (long ago burned down). I must have been no older than three. Pretty sure those seats are now in the C Falls masonic lodge. Back then little Martin City had four (maybe five?) bars and Mable's cathouse on the hill above town. For years after she was gone the poor folks who bought the place were constantly being wakened in the middle of the night by elk hunters looking for a good time. Someone told me the owner finally put a sign in the driveway "If You Want to Get Screwed Don't Come Here - Vote Republican." GOP were the liberals back in those days.