September 17 – Helena - Missoula, MT
Montana is home to a rich Native American population. There are seven reservations in Montana, representing 11 tribes.
To learn more about Tribal Governments in Montana, visit Governor's American Indian Nations (GAIN) Council, State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC), Office of Indian Affairs, or Indian Nations. (Picture borrowed from "Indian Nations").
The Indian scare of 1877 led to the construction of Fort Missoula southwest of Missoula, which became a source of economic stability for the town between the end of the placer mining era and the coming of the railroad. The Bonner, Hammond and Eddy Company (later the Missoula Mercantile) established in 1866, began to dominate the wholesale and retail trade of the region by the 1880’s and made Missoula the largest trade center within a 75-mile radius.
The construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad through Missoula in 1883, converted it from a town of 300 to a city of 12,000 in 1920, with an economy based on trade, timber, and agriculture.
0900: Besøk ved delstatsforsamlingens hus (The State Capitol).
1100: Avgang mot Missoula, om Montana State route 35 og 200.
1330: Ankomst Missoula. Lunsj.
1500: Besøk ved Fort Missoula. Se interneringsleir fra 2. verdenskrig.
1630: Ankomst hotellet.
1800: Grillfest med Sons of Norway. Grilling av amerikansk bøffel (“bison”).
Sons of Norway - Normanden lodge 4-424
Sons of Norway - Hilsen Lodge 4-520