September 11, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 371

Ruth Fossen Allman

Former Glasgow Woman, 100, Credits 'Strong Black Coffee' For Long Life

Ruth Fossen Allman joined the exclusive centenarian club on Saturday, Aug. 31. She celebrated her 100th birthday with her family at her daughter’s house on Millionaire Mile in Fort Peck. She agreed to be interviewed the day before the big event.

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“To get 100 – which I never, never, never expected to do!”

Born on a dryland wheat farm in Fingal, N.D., Allman came to Montana in 1918 when her parents proved up their homestead. They went back to North Dakota, then moved to a farm 36 miles north of Wolf Point when she was 11. It was an all day trip by horse and wagon to go to town, and an...

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