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Shelby

Toole County, Montana, USA (North America) –June 2018 — Shelby is a very small town in North Central Montana, about 20 miles from the Canadian border, with a population of about 3000 people. It’s the kind of small town where everybody knows everybody, there isn’t a single stoplight, and you have to drive an hour and a half to get to the nearest Walmart. I was born there in the late 1980s so reflecting on my childhood in the 1990s, I have some great memories. Much of my time was spent outside, while we did have a television, we only had 3 channels, sometimes 4, if the wind blew just right our rabbit ears would pick up a Canadian channel. I was fortunate enough to live next to an elementary school with a big play ground, I spent much of my time there. Even in the winter when it was 20 below, we would walk two blocks over to the big sledding hill, spending hours in the cold, and coming home to some hot cocoa. As I got older, into the 2000s I became active in many school and community activities. It was important to participate in many things to keep boredom from setting in. It was a great place to grow up.

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