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History of Montana. 1739-1885; A History of Its Discovery and Settlement, Social and Commercial Progress, Mines and Miners, Agriculture and Stock-Grow, Leeson, Michael A.
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Author Name:    Leeson, Michael A.

Title:   History of Montana. 1739-1885; A History of Its Discovery and Settlement, Social and Commercial Progress, Mines and Miners, Agriculture and Stock-Grow

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    RareBooksClub.com 

ISBN Number:   1236170628 / 9781236170620

Seller ID:   ING9781236170620

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...Merrill and Portugee Louis. There also came at the same time Robert Hereford, who at a much later date was county assessor of Lewis and Clarke county. All of these parties, with their wagons and teams, came in at the head of the Bitter Root valley. Upon our arrival in the valley, we found Henry Brooks and Thomas Adams at Cantonment Stevens, and at Fort Owen, Henri M. Chase and wife, W. W. Tallman and Louis Robouin, commonly called Louis Marango. The last named parties had been driven out of the Nez Perces country by the Indian war of 1855-6, Major John Owen, P. M. Lafountaine and Delaware Jim at that time being absent on a trip to Fort Benton with ox teams. These parties, with the fathers and lay brothers at the St. Ignatius mission, constituted the entire white population of the country now known as Missoula county. In November of the same year, Fred H. Burr came in from Salt Lake by the same route, bringing three wagons and a large band of cattle, and with him came Judge C. E. Irvine, now of Deer Lodge, George Hatterbaugh, John Saunders, called "Long John," and John Silverthorne, now of the Bitter Root valley; and still later in the season came Neil McArthur, with three ox teams, and with him L. R. Maillet, James Holt, Jackson, and an odd specimen of humanity named Bill West, but commonly called " Pork " for short. If time and space permitted, the reader could be regaled with many reminiscences and narratives in which " Pork" played an active part, and in which the ludicrous was a prominent feature. Van Etten wintered in the Jocko, McArthur stopped at the Cantonment, Burr built houses on the west side of the river, near the mouth of what is now known as Fred Burr Creek, George Knowlton, in charge of Hooper & Williams' tea...



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