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river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in SW Mont. and flowing north to join the Clark Fork River near Missoula. A Roman Catholic mission was established on the river in 1841, and missionaries are credited with introducing farming in the area. The Bitterroot Valley experienced rapid population growth in the 1990s.


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common name for some plants of the Portulaceae, a family of herbs and a few small shrubs, chiefly of the Americas. The portulacas or purslanes (genus Portulaca) include many species indigenous to the United States. The pussley, or common purslane (P.
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of Montana. [Flower Symbolism: Golenpaul, 636]
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The partial data that are available suggest that about two-thirds of this total represents the Bitterroot National Forest.
The Forest Service says Sacajawea's bitterroot is only found in central Idaho, growing at elevations from 5,400 feet (1,600 meters) to 9,500 feet (2,900 meters).
I hoped to find mule or whitetail deer still lingering before their migration down to the Bitterroot Valley.
Officials at Bitterroot College then raised $50,000 from community members, in part by asking for sponsors for spring semester classes so the sessions would not have to be canceled.
I've come to the Bitterroot Valley to help him collect knapweed root weevils, half-inch-long beetles that originate in Europe and eat only spotted knapweed, an invasive plant indigenous to Eurasia.
All this was delivered with Cantor's typical irony, at once sardonic and whimsical, tasting of sugar and bitterroot. Near Tracking Happiness hung a series of twelve photographs, "Holy Flowers," 2010, each an image of guns or gun parts kaleidoscopically mirrored to look like petals forming hybrid flowers, heirlooms cultivated in the soil of violence.
Getting good crops; economic and diplomatic survival strategies of the Montana Bitterroot Salish Indians, 1870-1891.
Through its Pink Doing Green Compact Recycling program, Mary Kay exceeded its 2008-2009 collection goal of 200,000 old compacts, succeeding in its pledge to add 200,000 trees to Bitterroot National Forest, which is the largest expanse of wilderness in the U.S.
It was finally contained in mid-September, but not before it took out 27,800 acres of the Bitterroot National Forest.
In this extraordinary book the elders of the Salish, Kalispel, and Pend d'Oreille peoples, through their tribal cultural committee, offer a remarkable collection of oral traditions, revealing the sacred geography of their traditional homelands in the Bitterroot and Missoula valleys of western Montana while referencing the tribal memory of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
With "Bitterroot Valley," Redgate told the story of living in Montana, driving to southern Illinois to get married, and then starting for the east coat with her "boyfriend, soon to be husband then eventually ex-husband."
Bitterroot runs clear to Wallace, to Spokane and Aberdeen.