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March 19, 2002


Francis Bardanouve, 84, died Sunday, March 17, 2002.

Francis was born in Harlem to John and Alice (Miller) Bardanouve on Dec. 10, 1917.

Francis' parents were homesteaders in Blaine County. His maternal grandparents were also early homesteaders, making the present Bardanouve ranch a three-generation operation.

Francis graduated in 1937 from Harlem High School. In 1958, Francis was elected to the Montana House of Representatives, where he served for 36 years making him the second longest-serving legislator in Montana history. In this capacity, Francis was responsible for many important...

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