A series of problems, including mistaking Chester for the town of Creston near Flathead Lake, led to a former Californian starting a successful business pressing plants in Joplin and turning them into works of art.
"It's the best mistake we ever made," Cherie Moss said about coming to north-central Montana. Her business, Montana Naturally Inc., made some 21,000 pieces for sale last year.
The business' gross income, which has grown more than 700 percent in the last five years, was about $175,000 last year, she said.
Montana Naturally mainly sells wholesale to retail stores, and the products...