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Saturday, January 29, 2011


DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   -  2011      Northridge100

Montie Montana Jr. purchases a replica of the Butterfield Stage Coach. that once made
regular trips across the San Fernando Valley. (click on image to enlarge)

The Montana family seems to have show business in its blood, at least where Western show business is concerned. Montie Montana Sr., sponsored by Webers bread made thousands of appearances throughout San Fernando Valley schools, and became world famous for roping the newly elected President Dwight Eisenhower during Ike's inauguration.

 Little Montie Montana Jr. made his first parade appearance at the age of three.

Montie Jr. and his sister Linda were raised in the Valley, on a modest ranch in Northridge. Because the family was on-the-road so much, their mother rigorously home schooled them. Montie Jr. attended school in Van Nuys, before there was a middle school there. He graduated from Canoga Park High School, and went on to college at the University of California Davis.
Montie Montana Jr. was interviewed on January 29th in Northridge as part of The Museum's "Narrating Lives - Oral Histories of the San Fernando Valley," funded by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.

Descendants of the world famous rodeo cowboy entertainer Montie Montana Sr.

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