The name’s Montana… that’s Joe, Montana

Town changed its name to that of transcendent football player for a short period of time in the 90s

Shown is an old sign for Joe, Montana. The town of Ismay, Montana changed its name to match the name of tremendous quarterback Joe Montana years ago. Photo courtesy of Jimmy S Emerson, DVMWith the recent success of the San Francisco 49ers and even the Oakland Raiders (who, despite a losing record have performed better than some expected this season), football fans in Mariposa County are as fired up as they have been in years.
The last time the 49ers were 7-0, in fact, was the Joe Montana years, ...

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