Montana Territory: The Birth of Montana

From Montana A History of Two Centuries by Michael P. Malone, Richard R. Roeder and William L. Lang. Printed by permission of the University of Washington Press From Montana A History of Two Centuries by Michael P. Malone, Richard R. Roeder and William L. Lang. Printed by permission of the University of Washington Press Each … Read more

Bannack: Corrine Freight Road

Rick and Susie Graetz | The University of Montana By: Rick & Susie Graetz | The University of Montana By the fall of 1862, only a couple of months after the July discovery of gold on southwest Montana’s Grasshopper Creek, some 400 people settled about eight miles upstream from the first “showing of colors” giving birth … Read more

Bannack: Foundation of Montana

By Rick and Susie Graetz | The University of Montana The town site of Bannack is a dot on the map, a mere speck in a vast sea of rugged mountains and broad valleys carpeted in sagebrush and bunchgrass. This corner of Montana remains relatively unspoiled, the terrain little changed since Lewis and Clark threaded … Read more