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By Rick and Susie Graetz
University of Montana 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 2 of 4)

 

Last updated 12/17/2019 at 4:12pm

Rick & Susie Graetz

The Spanish Peaks have changed little since Lewis and Clark first saw them.

An important portion of The Corps of Discovery's journey occurred in southwest Montana. On July 19, 1805, Lewis and his men were struggling up the Missouri between present-day Upper and Lower Holter lakes. "from the singular appearance of this place I called it the gates of the rocky mountains." The next day, searching for "the three forks of the Missouri," they entered the first of southwest M...



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