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Stephen C. Morehouse's Beaverhead County (Images of America) PDF

By Stephen C. Morehouse

Beaverhead County, situated in southwest Montana, sits on the best of the Missouri River drainage. In 1805, Lewis and Clark navigated the river 20 miles south of Dillon and met peacefully with the Shoshone tribe. payment was once sparse till the invention of gold in 1862, whilst town of Bannack sprang up in a single day to develop into the 1st territorial capital. The variety of cities within the county grew fast with new discoveries of gold, silver, lead, and copper. different settlers got here to elevate farm animals and sheep and to domesticate hay and grain. As those new arrivals flooded the realm, the resident Shoshone and Bannock tribes have been displaced from their land and banished to a reservation in Idaho. the 1st railroad got here up from Corinne, Utah, in 1880, and new groups have been verified alongside the tracks. whereas the mining settlements ultimately declined, the rail cities survived, and this day many ghost cities stay in Beaverhead County as a reminder of the not-so-distant past.

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