Thursday, November 19, 2009

Howdy Hotel ...

Today's photo is another one from Mike Blakesley in Forsyth ... it's a 1961 shot of what is undoubtedly the best-named hostelry in Montana: the Howdy Hotel.

This handsome building has been a downtown Forsyth landmark for over a century now. It's the sort of hotel that nearly all Montana towns would have had a couple of generations ago, but that mostly closed with the advent of freeways and chain motels. Happily, though, the Howdy is still going strong. Most of the rooms are rented out to long-term tenants these days, but there's still space for overnight guests. And in the room next to the lobby you'll find the Speedway Diner, absolutely the place to get something greasy to eat in the middle of the night.


  1. Do it! Twenty-four bucks for a room, and a wonderfully-seedy bar downstairs, to boot. :)