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Just got back from a month long RV road trip to Glacier National Park. We stopped for the night in Deer Lodge Montana. A town of about 3k people. Asked the RV campground host what to do for entertainment around these parts. He replied, “ absolutely nothing unless you’re into classic cars and prison history. They’re both connected. One price gets you into both!” So the wife and I drove into this one horse town and man I’m glad we did! About 170 or so classics. The prison history was pretty incredible as well. So if you’re ever driving through it’s worth the stop. I’m glad I asked.
 

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There’s a prison gift shop across the street that’s run by 1 prisoner. They drop him off and pick him up daily. This guys been in prison for 22 years for murder. He’ll tell you all about his story. Was denied parole for failure to return a book from the prison library. He’s up for parole again in 3 years. Nice guy. Says he is ready to be a part of and contribute to his community. There’s cameras in absolutely every angle in the shop.
 

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Hello '56 for life! and Thanks for your posting.. :) and for the Photos!

We went from Billings up to Glacier Nat Park after the Nomad Convention a few years ago... It was a great trip and we visited several National Parks in traveling to and from the Convention. We weren't far from that little town, but I didn't know of it.. :)
 

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Thanks. Also these were cars through the years starting in the early 1900s all the way through the 70’s. All in order as you walked through. We were the only ones walking through at the time. Nicely maintained and respected.
 

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The car museum at Tupelo, Mississippi had their cars arrayed the same way. They started at 1896 and went chronologically to 1994. They had some unique vehicles including some owned by celebrities and some really rare items. Unfortunately it closed a couple of years ago.
 

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I go there about once a year, I race at Lost Creek Raceway in Anaconda about 20 -30 miles from there. If a day gets rained out I head to Deer Lodge. Always buy a raffle ticket for there car. They give one away every year.
 

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Amazing car collection, definitely going to pay 'em a visit if I'm traveling there! Story reminds me of one guy I've met while hunting like 5-6 years ago. Me and some folks hired an outfitter who was a convict for like 20 years. So many stories were told that week about prison life!
 

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Amazing car collection, definitely going to pay 'em a visit if I'm traveling there! Story reminds me of one guy I've met while hunting like 5-6 years ago. Me and some folks hired an outfitter who was a convict for like 20 years. So many stories were told that week about prison life!
I think Montana was s the first state with a state prison
 
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