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Visitors get a true taste of Montana at the Last Chance Ranch

July 18, 2010View for printing

About 9 miles south of town off a dirt road, a gate gives visitors access to a genuine view of simple, Montana life.

Along the south side of the property stands the original 1908 Boone homestead where 12 children were raised, although today no one lives in it. When Bruce Anfinson bought the 80-acres adjacent to Forest Service land nine years ago, it was the only building standing on the place.

Today a majestic home speaks volumes of the determination, hard work and pride of its owner. The newest addition is a half-Arabian paint horse and another home that’s nearly finished for Bruce’s brother, Hugh Anfinson, who moved there over a year ago.

The Last Chance Ranch is a place where the north fork of Travis Creek runs quietly through a wooded wonderland, where visitors come to enjoy a western-style wagon-train dinner ride, and where a saw mill was used to harvest the wood to build the two brothers’ homes.

By ALANA LISTOE, Independent Record

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