1870s-1900s: Copper and Development

Butte Booms With the discovery of gold and other valuable minerals in Montana, development quickly followed. Trappers and explorers had been active in western Montana as early as the 1830s; however, white settlement of this western Montana would not become significant until future governor of Washington Isaac Stevens and his group, which included Lieutenant John [...]

Celebrating the Five Year Anniversary of Breaching the Milltown Dam

March 28th, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of reuniting two mighty Montana rivers. The Milltown Dam was breached on this day by work crews which allowed water  to flow freely through the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers for the first time in 100 years. This action set in motion one of the [...]

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