Three Forks Voice - Connect With Your Community!

By Ranee Berg
Contributing Writer 



Pictured are Linzi and her girls.

Linzi Cazier's family just can't stay away from Three Forks.  

"My Great Grandpa Walter Smith's family came to Three Forks with his family from Illinois with the railroad and graduated from Three Forks High in 1929.  He went to college in Dillon then came back to teach at the old Lane School," says Linzi.  "He worked for the railroad a while then came back again."  

Linzi's Grandma graduated from Three Forks High in 1958 and married into the Cazier family, who came from Idaho to farm outside of Three Forks. Linzi also graduated from Three Forks High, moving away to attend college in Idaho.  She couldn't stay away either.

"I missed the mountains, all the fun things to do here," she says.  "I used to ride my bike all around Three Forks, drag Main St. on the weekends, bridge jumping.  I walk all the time and now with the trail system it's so much safer."

Walt Smith

 Linzi also wanted her girls to go to the Three Forks schools.

"There's just something special about Class B schools.  I had a good experience and now my girls are taught by some of the same teachers or some of my classmates who now are teachers.  I love that the elementary, middle school and high school are connected - it creates a great school pride."  

Rodeo Dayz is also one of the activities in Three Forks that Linzi loves. "Everyone comes home and I get to see former classmates, and my dad sees his former classmates. It's just great."  

Linzi's daughter will graduate from Three Forks High in 2024, 100 years after Walter's Smith's family came here.

"That is something pretty special!"


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