On the Rocky Mountain Front, about two hours south of the Canadian border, lies the small town of Choteau, Montana, population 1,691. The county seat, the town is most famous for dinosaurs and David Letterman.
Like a lot of small towns, it has a mixture of old businesses, some of which are failing, some restored. There are also new places, but by and large the feeling of the town has remained the same since I first went through it on my way from my home in E. Glacier Park to Great Falls in the 1970s. (Two hours each way.)
The Rocky Mountains have always loomed large in my imagination, especially once I saw them rising dramatically from the plains for the first time.
I’ve changed aspects of Choteau, created stores and law firms that don’t really exist, but tried to keep as much of it as real as possible, including the grain elevators as you drive into town and the Roxy Theater.
I hope you enjoy the setting of Home Is Where the Heart Is. To learn more about the story, click here.