A Walk Through History in Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana

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Fort Benton, Montana, is known as the “Birthplace of Montana,” and is one of the oldest settlements in the West.  Fort Benton was established in 1847 as the last fur trading post on the Upper Missouri River, making it a key economic center for 30 years.  Throughout those years, the ...

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Decision Point: The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Montana

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It was the beginning of June in 1805 that Lewis and Clark reached the ‘Decision Point‘: where the Missouri and the Marias River merge. They camped here for several days, deciding which route to take for the best route across the Rockies. Their decision to take the Missouri River ...

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Poisonberry Jewelry: Adorable Montana Love Necklaces

Poisonberry Jewelry, Big Sky Love, Montana heart necklaces

One of my favorite items to buy in Montana are the adorable heart necklaces made by Poisonberry Jewelry.  The “Big Sky Love” Series is a tribute to the love so many of us feel for Montana.  And it just so happens that this series comes in adorable, multi-colored designs that anyone ...

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The Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton, Montana

We recently took a trip back in time and visited the charming Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, Montana.  I honestly was not too sure what to expect when we planned to visit the small town of Fort Benton.  We were more than pleasantly surprised!  We discovered an intriguing piece of Montana ...

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The Story of Shep, the Forever Faithful Dog, Famous in Fort Benton, Montana

The Story of Shep: the famous Fort Benton dog who never gave up on his owner. Shep was a shepherd / collie cross dog, that was born in the 1930’s, spending his early years tending sheep. Shep’s owner was a herder that had little money during the Depression, working for food and a ...

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