Frank Manchester Returns from Montana

From the May 16, 1912 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Frank Manchester Home.

Frank Manchester returned to Skidmore Tuesday evening after a two months trip in Montana.  Mr. Manchester and Floyd Brown left Skidmore about the first of March for Polson, Montana.  They went by way of St. Paul and Minneapolis, then over the Great Western railway to the Flat Head Indian Reservation.  There they found a number of Missourians, C. C. Hendrix, Bert Murray and others.  This reservation has recently been opened up and is being settled up very fast.  Ronan, the little town Mr. Manchester worked in, was laid out just two years ago and now has a population of 800.

The winters there are not extreme, never much below zero, and only reached 14 last winter.  That was just for one morning.

This reservation is adopted to all kinds of small grain, grasses and fruits, such as apples, cherries, plums, etc.

Frank left Floyd up there, but would not be surprised to see him come in at any time.