People and Place

Louise Mannix with daughters Lucille and Loraine

If you were to follow Norman McLean’s Big Blackfoot river east as it flows from its headwaters near Rodger’s pass, good fortune would bring you through the small scenic town of Ovando, resting just at the southern fringe of Montana’s Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wilderness areas, and irresistibly near neighboring Helmville just a short way to the south.