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1850s Story of Pre-Territory Montana People and Events

Friday, September 2, 2016/Categories: Montana Historical Society/Tags:

Contact: Tom Cook 406-444-1645  Release: Receipt

JOHN OWEN’S ACCOUNTS OF WESTERN MONTANA TOPIC AT MHS

                John Owen settled in the Bitterroot Valley in 1850 and made many trading trips that took him into contact with the people in the area before it even became the Montana Territory.

                On Wednesday (Sept. 21) at the Montana Historical Society MHS Museum Technician Vic Reiman will present a free public program, “Major John Owen: From Walla Walla to Fort Benton and Beyond,” to talk about his incredible travels.

                For twenty years after his arrival in what became Montana, Owen kept journals detailing his daily life. Today, those accounts provide an unparalleled source of information about western Montana and surrounding area insight into its early people and events.

                The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Montana Historical Society, and members will be on hand to talk to those who wish to learn more about or join MHS’ incredible volunteer program.

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