Montana Photographer Photojournalism Stanford07
“I come here in ’36,” says Florence Whitfield of her arrival in Stanford as a new bride from the town of Geyser, just 16 miles west of Stanford. Whitfield says she and her husband farmed wheat until he died in 1977, when she moved permanently into their house in town. But she has remained active, despite her age, which is nearing a century. Whitfield golfs and is an accomplished bowler, evidenced by her trophy collection. In 2005, she says she was the oldest bowler at the state tournament. Her high score is a 266, she says, which equates to nine strikes and one spare.