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McDonough family donates new pavilion at Makoshika State Park

On Aug. 12, a large contingent of the McDonough family gathered under a shady new day-use shelter atop a breath-taking overlook at Makoshika State Park. They were there to share family memories of time spent at the park, and to dedicate the McDonough Pavilion that they had helped to fund in memory of Russell and Dora McDonough.

​The family, some of whom are based in Glendive, donated $70,000 for the project. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks contributed $15,000 and significant staff time. The idea for a shelter came about around 2019, after the parents had passed. The siblings – Mike, Ann, Mary,...


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