Bozeman Locals Who Became Famous – Our Successful 6
This topic was another assignment from our digital genius Cole, and I must say I had NO CLUE how many famous people were either from, or spent a good amount of time here!
Now, I will say I got most of these facts from Wikepedia…
We’ll start with some of the more well known peps –
Jack Horner – The dinosaur dude. He was the technical advisor for Jurrasic Park – and we are lucky enough to have him at our own Museum of The Rockies.
Ted Turner – Founder of CNN and WTBS – which started the cable super-station revolution. Look around Bozeman. See a wide open space of land? He probably owns it.
Kevin Michael Connolly – Born without legs, Kevin didn’t let that or anything else stop him from accomplishing more than many of us will ever will. Kevin is a graduate from Montana State University, and in 2007, Kevin won a silver medal in the X-Games in the Mono-Ski races. Recently Kevin had a series of photographs on display at the Smithsonian that chronicled his journey through countries around the world. Watch a great video profiling Kevin from ESPN here.
Alex Lowe – widely considered one of his generation’s finest all-around mountaineers. He rode out a 40 foot fall while ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon and stopped to get coffee before going to the hospital. He eventually lost is life to an Avalanche in Tibet.
Dane Fletcher – Watch football? Look for New England Patriots #52 – Dane was an MSU grad and you can now watch him smash people for a living during Monday Night Football!
Most of the above names you probably have heard about – but did you know?
Brannon Braga – Are you a Star Trek freak? Well Brannon worked on three of the four modern Star Trek television series, the Star Trek feature films, as well as being co-creator and an executive producer of Star Trek – Enterprise. Brannon is also currently the Executive Producer of the new series Terra Nova
What Do You Think? Who am I missing?