Saco, Montana: One-Room Schoolhouse of Chet Huntley

Chet was the news co-anchor for NBC during the turbulent 1960s, a big deal in his time, and still a big deal in Saco.
Address:
118 2nd St., Saco, MT
Directions:
East edge of town, on the north side of US Hwy 2 at the corner of 2nd St.
Hours:
If the door is open, just walk in.
Admission:
Free.
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Chet Huntley's Schoolhouse.

One-Room Schoolhouse of Chet Huntley

Chester "Chet" Huntley was David Brinkley's partner on the NBC Evening News program, "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" [from 1956-1970]. You can visit the one-room school house he attended in Saco, MT, years before he became famous. Just pull open the front door. Immediately you are facing a bulletin board to which are affixed various photos and paper memorabilia. Step to one side and by peeking through a hurricane-fence cage you can view a reconstructed Great Plains school room of the early 20th century. The stopped clock, the flag, the pot-bellied stove, the chalkboard, and the diminutive desks don't conjure for me the memories that "Good night, Chet," "Good night, David," does.

[Chuck Rhode, 05/26/2005]

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