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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Cable Ferry & The Past

Last week hubby and I ventured to a little town called Virgelle, MT. Named after the founder Virgel and his wife Ella. Boomed to a large population of 35 in its hayday! The Mercantile and Bank are still standing and you can go into both to look around.

The Mercantile is now a bed & breakfast on the 2nd floor and an antique store on the main level. The bank is used to house old antiques you can purchase and still has the old vault still in tact..

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The best part of visiting this small quaint town is taking a trip across the Missouri River on the Virgelle Ferry. Free of charge and totally awesome little ride. Get to chat with the locals on the double car ferry boat that drives along a cable across the river.. You can venture on without turning around and the road will land you back onto the highway many miles away...

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Of course, while your on the Missouri River you must dunk a worm or two before heading back across where you will return to Virgelle to take a trip across a wooden boardwalk between the Mercantile and Bank..

You can spend the weekend here in one of their original homestead buildings or enjoy some time at the bed & breakfast for a relaxing time in the quaint town of Virgelle! A true look at Montana's past up close and in personal!

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