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214 years ago : Journals of Lewis and Clark July 6-7 186


Capt. Meriwether Lewis made the first written record of the Blackfoot River valley in July 1806 .On July 6 he and his half of the Corps of Discovery passed through the area that is now home to the towns of Ovando and Lincoln.

July 6, 1806

Set out a little after sunrise passed the creek a little above our encampment. [probably Monture Creek]

East 14 M. to the point at which the river leav...

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