The Heritage Days Committee is meeting and work is underway for the 2013 celebration.
Our Town: 1950 - 1960 will be the theme for 2013.
Do you remember what Columbia Falls was like half a century ago? If not, ask your parents or grandparents what they remember.
During those years Hungry Horse Dam was built, the Anaconda Aluminum plant began production and the Great Northern Railway finally replaced the old depot with a brand new building. This was a very busy and prosperous time for Columbia Falls.
Let's take a step back to a different time and celebrate those good old days.
Yes, this is the Official Columbia Falls Heritage Days website. Along with the new year comes a bit of a new "look" for our website. Background image is from an issue of the 1895 Columbian.
We have received several inquiries from folks looking for pictures from 2012. Unfortunately, our photographer was not able to attend Heritage Days 2012 so there are no photos or video available from last year. However, if you have any photos of the 2012 events you would be willing to share we would like to add them to the website.
UPDATES: Download the 2013 logo for your computer desktop background Here
See the new 100 Years Ago section below! Will be updated weekly.
The Vendor, 3-on-3 and Boogie registration forms are now available on the Registration page.
The 2013 schedule has been posted on the Events page. Registration forms for the parade, golf tournament and car show are also available on the Registration page.
Heritage Days Photo Album
Please take a moment to send us your comments. Just click on the link below to go to the "feedback - contact form" page. Enter your information and comments, click on the Submit button and your feedback will be sent to the Heritage Days Committee.
Heritage Days Feedback - Contact Form
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN JULY!
100 YEARS AGO
~News briefs from The Columbian of July 24, 1913~
- With a whoop that would have done justice to the launching of an ocean liner, the ferry was launched at the bridge last Thursday afternoon about 3 o'clock. Foreman Buck had charge of the hanging of the cable and adjusting pulleys, etc.
- Strong objection was made to a toll being collected at the local ferry at the regular monthly meeting of the Commercial club held Monday night, and an effort will be made to have the charge abolished.
- Mrs. John Lewis submitted to an operation last Saturday for appendicitis at the McDonald hospital and is rapidly improving.
- Claude Beller while loading lumber at the State mill Monday, had the misfortune to have his right wrist badly bruised.
- Forest Ranger McCormick, in charge of the road building crew on the North Fork, was in town Friday looking up a string of pack horses.
- A bundle of alfalfa from the Jas. Grist farm, standing four feet, is the first sample to be placed in the exhibit cabinet at the depot this year. Farmers are requested to bring their samples to this office and they will be placed in the depot display cabinet.
- An outing party composed of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Prendergast, Mrs. Geo. Watt and babies, Miss Krier, and Miss Margerita Kennedy have been spending the past several days at the new bungalow built this spring by Mrs. Jas. Kennedy on Lake McDonald.