lLIVINGSTON, MONTANA: IT BREAKS A VILLAGE

A MONTANA LANDMARK HAS BROUGHT FOLKS TOGETHER FOR 80 YEARS. SO WHY MOVE IT?

On the pickups and cars in Livingston, Montana, a bowlegged-cowboy town of slightly more than 6,000 notable for a giant rock formation allegedly resembling a sleeping Jesus, a popular bumper sticker declares, THERE ISN'T MUCH TO SEE IN A SMALL TOWN, BUT YOU SURE DO HEAR A LOT. And the place in Livingston where you mostly hear it--rumors about layoffs at the lumber mill, fishing reports on the nearby Yellowstone River--is the downtown post office. The 1914 beaux arts sandstone edifice, surrounded by coffee shops, saddleries and movie theaters that have survived the town's trend toward franchised sprawl, is a kind...

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