T.U. Funds Armstrong Spring Creek Improvements

March 14, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

The Joe Brooks and Madison/Gallatin chapters of T.U. paid for work done last week to improve sections of Armstrong Spring Creek that were flattened by the extensive flooding of the Yellowstone River in the mid-1990s. “The projects focused on creating deeper pools and runs for trout that live and spawn in the creek, said Justin O’Hair, 37, the fifth generation of O’Hairs to live and work on the ranch.” There’s an interesting bit of history here, too, about how O’Hair’s ancester O.T. Armstrong rode all day across the mountains to buy the ranch through which the spring creek flows. Peter Vandergrift in The Livingston [Montana] Enterprise. (Thanks to reader Brant Oswald for this link.)