Hill County

Hill County


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Hill County by Emily Ann Mayer, Clack Museum

With the establishment of Fort Assinniboine in Montana Territory in 1879, the development of Hill County has progressed from the wild frontier to modern communities without losing the true Western spirit. The arrival of the St. Paul, Manitoba, and Minneapolis Railroad, the precursor to the Great Northern Railroad, coupled with the Homestead Act, brought many settlers to the area. With their determination and talents, Hill County was carved in 1912 from Chouteau County and has seen both good times and bad. When Prohibition was passed, Hill County's proximity to Canada allowed for the booze to flow. Some made their fortunes in illegal trade, such as Christopher "Shorty" Young. Others chose a different route, becoming merchants, delving in agricultural related fields, or working on the railroad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531645618
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/08/2009
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Emily Mayer is a member of one of Hill County's founding families. She served on the Fort Assinniboine Board, was a former manager of the Clack Museum, and founded the local preservation commission. Using photographs from the Clack Museum at Montana State University-Northern and her personal collection, she has put together this loving look at one of Montana's most unique places.

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