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Montana State Highway Commission Minutes
The state Legislative Assembly created the Montana State Highway Commission in 1913. The original Commission was composed of three members. In 1917, new legislation altered the organization of th...
Range Riders Museum Early Frontier History
Miles City was a hub for early development of the frontier west. It was a market for horses and cattle, location for pioneers to purchase supplies, had a railroad, housed a military base at Fort ...
Lewis-Wedum General Store Ledgers
This important collection of store ledgers, dating 1891-1903, includes the names of many early pioneers in northeast Montana, some of whom were not recorded elsewhere. Some examples of notewort...
Huntley Irrigation Project Oral Histories
Included in this collection are the oral histories of 15 individuals, most of them from the families who originally homesteaded on the Huntley Irrigation Project; many of whom still farm and own ...
Glacier National Park History
Majestic Glacier National Park soars high up in the Rocky Mountains, on Montana's border with Canada. The tireless efforts and advocacy of leaders such as George Bird Grinnell were rewarded in 19...
Historic Buildings of Kalispell: A Walking Tour
The city of Kalispell, located in scenic northwest Montana, has its roots in the railroad. The town was founded in 1891 along the route of the Great Northern Railroad, as the railway wound its wa...