The winds of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front buffet the empty Dupuyer Elementary School. At one time the grasslands around it teemed with family-run ranches and Dupuyer, Montana, was the heart of its region. In 1966 there were 63 students. In 2015, only one remained, with a lone teacher to instruct him. It shocked no one when the school shuttered last year. John Hayne, a jovial man with thickly calloused hands, once attended Dupuyer Elementary and is now a member of the school board.
Wild country opened before me like a treasure chest. Matching the mountains to the lines on my topo map, I found a trail better suited to goats and climbed. On a ridgeline in the sky, I navigated talus slopes to an alpine summit where a golden eagle sat, taking in the world. It winged away and I assumed its perch, gazing across mountains beyond mountains, no other humans in sight.
For nine years, Bryan Wells and his wife drew their drinking water from the clear flow of Emigrant Creek. A silver thread tumbling out of the Absaroka Mountains and through his property in Montana’s Paradise Valley, Emigrant Creek then joins the Yellowstone River, one of America’s most celebrated rivers. Together, these two waterways, one iconic, the other unknown, helped transform Wells, a conservative Trump voter, into a most unlikely environmental activist.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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