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Great Falls Family Shows Public Building History

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Tucked away below the city of Great Falls is a farm with a very interesting yard, the Johnson family "old farmhouse" on 263 Wilson Butte road, is one families gift to Great Falls with some very cool exhibits.

"Well this is a great deal for people to come and look at scarf's and get an idea on how to decorate them because scarf's are in fashion now and there is all different kinds,"explains owner Lucille Johnson. When people come to visit the Johnson's they not only get to see their scarf collection you also get a glimpse into Great Falls history.
"This old building was once up on smelter hill it was half of one of the shops on smelter hill and of course you know when the smelter closed down they were doing away with all the buildings and the houses up there. and my husband and my father both worked at the smelter. so they got a chance to buy one of the buildings so we moved one half is here the other half is up in Donovan park area," explains Johnson.

History is not all you will see when you walk the renovated grounds at the old farmhouse."Well she took my old chicken coop and turned it into hen house Jewelry, so that's a fun thing then we decided to do something with the old shelter build over there and she wanted to make it a garden walk and I said no it's a nonsense walk it doesn't make any sense, so people can walk through that and we hope it brings smiles," says Johnson.
People of all walks of life are invited to see the hard work Johnson and her daughter have put into this farmstead marvel and you might find something of value to take home as well. "We want more people to come and enjoy it, enjoy what we enjoy and they seem to be able to do that," says Johnson.

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