They build upon a family tradition
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In 1940 a pioneer Havre family, Francis and Laened Black, built a log-sided lodge in a secluded and heavily wooded Bear Paw mountain gulch. The Blacks were second-generation Havre jewelers, owning Black's Jewelry, which had opened in 1902.
For years the Blacks had dreamed of owning a vacation retreat. In fact, they had purchased a lot close to the Lake McDonald Hotel in Glacier National Park for that purpose. However, working six days a week in the store, it soon became apparent that Lake McDonald was too far away to utilize the way they wanted to. So they purchased a potato patch and adjac...