Montana History

 

The Story of Big Sky Country

   

 

 

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Native Americans have inhabited this land for thousands of years.  200 years ago Lewis and Clark traversed what would one day be known as Montana.  Discovered in the 1860s, gold attracted men with visions of riches.  Outlaws, cattle, cowboys and railroads quickly followed. The story of the 20th century became a saga of ranching, mining, logging, tourism and the preservation of nature's treasures.  Today, Montana's treasures are found in the state's environment, while technology transforms old industries and creates new economies. In Montana, the old and new await you.
 

Montana History Net is produced by Bruce Gourley.  Web site and photographs 2005-2012 Bruce Gourley.