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By Hillary Sward
UM Graduate Student 

Old west beef empires launched town of Malta (Part 1 of 2)

This is Montana

 

Rick and Susie Graetz

Malta Trafton Trail Photo: The Trafton Trail offers scenic views of the meandering Milk River near Malta.

U.S. Highway 191 climbs a steep grade out of the Missouri River bottoms north of the bridge at the James Kipp Recreation Area. As it gains the upper extent of the river breaks, a far-reaching, high plains landscape sprawls toward Canada 125 miles to the north. The Little Rockies rise directly ahead, and a rough, rolling prairie flows off to the east. From here, you will experience the vastness...



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