Twenty years ago, on April 3, 1996, the small community of Lincoln, Montana became the epicenter of the biggest media story in the world when the FBI arrested a local, unkempt loner named Theodore J. Kaczynski at his primitive cabin outside town and charged him with being the serial terrorist known as the Unabomber.

    Locals could barely believe at first that Kaczynski, who was known by some and disliked by others, was the person responsible for a 17-year nationwide bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 more.

    As national and international media descended on Lincoln, it's residents found themselves in the middle of a frenzied scramble by news agencies looking for any information about Kaczynski.

    Today, the Unabomber story is largely history to the town of Lincoln. Some of its residents talked with the Missoulian about the events of 20 years ago, and provided a tour of Kaczynski's former property outside town.