A Non-Profit 501(c) (3) Corporation • 81-0437386
36094 Memory Lane Polson, MT 59860 406-883-6804
Executive Board of Directors
Gil Mangels, President
Cathleen Wilde, VP; Ned Wilde, Treas.
Nancy Pray, Secretary
Gracia Normandeau Jones
Kendall Dupuis Mike Maddy
Stan Cohen Art Mangels Annette Schiele
Advisory Board of Directors
Dedicated to the memories of
Joanne, to my posterity . . .
and yours . . . with sincere
thanks and admiration to my
ancestors . . . and yours, for
giving us American Pie.
By now most of you have
heard that Joanne, my wife,
companion and helpmate for
47 years passed away
August 4, 2012.
The good news is that she is no longer in pain.
The really "Good News" is that she had the Gospel
of Jesus Christ in her heart and in her life.
While at times she felt married to the museum
reception desk, she enjoyed meeting the public and
often chatted at length with visitors who needed to
rest and sit down for a while.
Many exhibits have her magic touch. Several
of her personal items and heirlooms are still
enjoyed by museum viewers. One favorite is her
1800's harp which our granddaughter Desire'
played like an angel at the memorial service.
We were often asked by young folks about the
longevity of our marriage. Among the points we
offered to build a happy and long marriage were
commitment and a shared sense of humor that
wasn't at the other's expense.
Those who have preceded me in losing a loved
one know that at times the loneliness is depressing.
And some of you have caught yourselves as I have,
wanting to ask your spouse a question, or share
events of the day. I am okay. Everyone, at some
time in their life, will in some way or another
experience a great loss. I have included many in my
prayers and appreciate you including me in yours.
Please see page 2
Dedication to our beloved Joanne
A few have wondered about the future of the museum-
Our work is not yet finished!!
Many of you know that most of our interpretive
displays are designed to teach and remind us of the
good things about America. Our artifacts stress that
"freedom is dependent on responsibility."
Socialism, like a malignant cancer, continues to
infect our nation. History has shown that socialism
fails and can easily turn into a dictatorship.
A portion of our displays explain the kinds of
government and the importance of returning to the
U.S. Constitution, and the balanced form of govern-
ment our founders envisioned.
So if you're considering giving a portion of your
estate to cancer research which has received billions
of dollars, and still not cured it - much of it going to
administrative costs - why not think of the Miracle
of America Museum? In its battle to preserve
America, is fighting the cancer that can enslave your
and my posterity. The Miracle of America Museum
wastes nothing on administrative costs.
donated an air-powered saw for
cutting mine timbers. An outside compressor provided
air through a long hose to run the saw as you wouldn't
want the exhaust fumes and sparks from a
conventional chain saw in the mine shaft. It was last
used in the mid 1960's at the Orphan Uranium Mine in
Grand Canyon, AZ.
Dr. Paul Hanson
is cleaning up his parents'
property on Finley Point and brought several loads of
neat and useful items including scrap iron for recycle
and some destined for sculpture. Probably my favorite
item is the 1937 Rotoette rotor tiller
Please be a friend
Do you think your contribution would be only a
drop in the bucket? That's what oceans are made of!
Thank you for your support - every drop of it.
your contribution is tax deductible.
K20 Aerial 4X5 camera and a K-8 Keystone 8mm.
When the Sandpiper Gallery called
for "Horsin Around" art, Gil took them
literally. Here are two "horse In A
Round" sculptures. See if you can
identify the threshing machine parts,
wagon wheel rims, snowmobile muffler,
bicycle sprocket, rattail rasp, wood
augers, ball bearings, wheel wrench
ends, military fence posts and a large
spring. Gil creates these whimsical
sculptures as "Spoof Mfg.", a division
of Mangels Machine and Welding and
they are available for sale.
"Horsin' Around" sculptures on display at Sandpiper Gallery
We salute our
Jim and Debbie Christian
Jim and Barb Sohm
Ruth and Lyle Baxter Family
W. Earl and Florence Moore
Darold and Doré Schaffer
Gordon and Donna Terry
Pat Wooldbridge Family
Live History Days Help Appreciated
Thanks to all who helped make our live
history days a success by serving food, operating
equipment and demonstrating their talents.
Donations of food came from
Rod's Harvest Foods, Safeway
donated logs for demonstration
and these were picked up by our sawmill operator
Miscellaneous Cash Donations
Bruce and Linda Johnston, Polson Rotary
Club, Joseph T. Jones of Kentucky; Susan
Haack Aders and Joseph Woznicki