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Community :: History also Education :: Adult Education
MT History in 9 Easy Lessons: Cattle
3:30 PM
Montana Historical Society (east of the Capitol)
The Rise and Fall of Open Range Cattle Raising on the Montana Plains. The Montana cattle industry began in the 1850s with the arrival of high grade cattle driven north from the Emigrant Road in what is now Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. Texas longhorns and other lesser known types of cattle arrived next, leading to the open range boom of the 1880s and the devastating consequences of the Hard Winter of 1886–87. About the speaker: Vic Reiman, who recently retired from the Montana Historical Society, has done extensive research on firearms in the Society’s collection. He is the author of the article “‘Whoa, Blue, Whoa!’: Cowpuncher Teddy Blue Abbott, We Pointed Them North, and Montana’s Open-Range Era,” published in Montana The Magazine of Western History.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Montana Historical Society (east of the Capitol)
Address: PO Box 201201 Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 4064442694

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