Small towns run out of people – Minute 6

We even had a fish train out to Niehart on Sunday went up so people could catch fish you know. INTERVIEWER: Niehart – I was in Niehart three days ago and I went to Showdown, the ski resort there and now Niehart is just a small town that almost doesn’t exist anymore. It’s amazing, huh? WALTER: Yeah, a whole lot of little towns are gone now – you know – because they run out of people – run out of business that drives them out of the country. INTERVIEWER: Do you think that railroad helped people discover Montana and maybe the tourism industry? WALTER: I’ll tell you in 1914 and 15 when I was working in Minnesota, Jim Hill organized people in Missouri and several – I think it was four or five states. He got people to move to North Dakota and Montana because the land, nobody was living in North Dakota at that time and he transferred those people free of charge…