Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14 – On this day in Montana history in 1910 The Western News in Libby reported that it has learned that the Milwaukee railroad was going to use Kootenai Pass for its new main line and that it would be completed within two years. The line was to leave the then present main line  near Martinsdale and go north of Helena about 20 miles and then on to Spokane through Libby. That meant that Kalispell, Libby, Troy, Leonia, Bonners Ferry and Spokane would all be on the main line and economic prosperity would follow.

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