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Fort Benton
     

Fort Benton

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by Ken Robison
 

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Fort Benton, the head of navigation on the Missouri River, is known as the "Birthplace of Montana." Its history spans every era in Montana's development. Founded in 1846 as a fur-trading post, it is Montana's oldest continuous settlement. Arrival of the first steamboats and completion of the Mullan Road in 1860 heralded the steamboat era, bringing gold seekers,

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Fort Benton, the head of navigation on the Missouri River, is known as the "Birthplace of Montana." Its history spans every era in Montana's development. Founded in 1846 as a fur-trading post, it is Montana's oldest continuous settlement. Arrival of the first steamboats and completion of the Mullan Road in 1860 heralded the steamboat era, bringing gold seekers, merchant princes, scoundrels, soldiers, North West Mounted Police, and eventually women and children to the wild frontier. Then came the railroads, open-range ranching, and homesteaders by the thousands. Today Fort Benton serves the agricultural Golden Triangle and presents its colorful history through cultural tourism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439623251
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/13/2009
Series:
Postcard History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
920,812
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

Ken Robison is historian at the Overholser Historical Research Center (OHRC) in Fort Benton. He is a trustee of the River and Plains Society and Museum Complex and a retired navy captain. Postcards in this book are from Ken's personal collection, the OHRC, and the Tom Mulvaney Collection.

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Fort Benton, Montana (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoa whoa whoa wuzza goin on?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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