Tuesday, August 09, 2005


View from Fort Owen, Stevensville, Montana

This is the site of one of Montana's earliest white settlements. Originally part of a Catholic mission founded by Father Pierre DeSmet in 1841 at the request of the Salish Indians, this site was converted by John Owen nine years later into a trading post. The Bitterroot Mountains are seen in the distance.

I especially love the frame!
Thanks, Karen, this is a wonderful place to visit, as the immediate surroundings look much the same as when Chief Charlot and Father DeSmet were there. No wonder Chief Charlot loved those mountains so much - this is a beautiful valley.
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