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Zortman Field School



Ah, the Zortman field school in Zortman, Montana! A place where memories were made, and mischief was aplenty. From the early 70s till now, the stories have evolved, but the essence remains the same - a mix of drinks, snakes, pool playing, and some secretive shenanigans. And let's not forget the ever-changing "interesting" accommodations that each decade claims to have had the worst.

But amidst the fun and misbehavior, let's not overlook the real purpose of the field school - teaching us budding geologists, geophysicists, and geological engineers how to map in the field. It set us up for successful careers, even if we had to endure some less-than-ideal sleeping arrangements.

Now, let's talk about the Zortman Jail sign in those group photos. Oh, how it changed throughout the years! We all know why, don't we? (wink, wink) The Zortman Jail holds a special place in our hearts, doesn't it?


So, my fellow Zortman alumni, what's your favorite memory? Did your year have the "worst of the worst" accommodations? Well, let's save those stories for the 90th reunion in Saskatoon! It's the perfect opportunity to share our tales of adventure and hilarity. See you there, my friends!

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