Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 23 – On this day in Montana History in 1937 a crowd estimated by the Highway Patrol at 18,000 people gathered in Fort Benton to see the finish of a riverboat race that began in St. Louis. The race was conceived to pay tribute to the early riverboat activity on the Missouri River which terminated at Fort Benton.  The Glasgow Fort Peck Cruiser won with an elapsed time of 269 hours and four minutes.

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