Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21 – On this day in Montana history in 1925 what was called the Upper Missouri Historical Expedition that was recording and marking important historical sites in the river valley held what it called its crowning event when it reached the summit of Marias Pass. Several hundred people gathered to see a statue of John Stevens unveiled. His 1889 exploration of the area eventually allowed the Great Northern Railroad to complete its mainline to the Pacific Coast.

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