Museum receives MHF grant for heritage orchard


submitted by CCM

The Carter County Geological Society has received a grant of $6,740 from the Montana History Foundation to establish the Carter County Heritage Orchard at the Carter County Museum with the help of local ranchers, scientists, and volunteers. Funds will go towards grafting rootstock, fencing, compost, signage, and other components for the creation of the heritage orchard, the first one of its kind in eastern Montana.

In 1930, two of the largest and best known apple orchards in southeastern Montana were those of Jack Kinsey and R. C. Miller in Ekalaka. Having purchased his ran...

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