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By Rick and Susie Graetz
University of Montana 

This is Montana: Missouri headwaters are central to Montana history (Part 2 of 2)


Last updated 5/29/2019 at 5:03pm

Rick and Susie Graetz

The Madison River near Three Forks flows toward where the Missouri River starts with the Montana's Spanish Peaks in the distance.

When the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis in September 1806, fur trappers already were on their way to the new country. In North Dakota, after meeting a group of trappers heading upriver, the Corps' John Colter left the expedition and returned to the country he fondly recalled. In 1808, Colter and John Potts were trapping at the three forks when they encountered Blackfeet hunters and wa...

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