Montana – Big Sky Country – and the birth-place of my grandmother.
First discovery – there are sapphires here:
We could see for miles:
Lewis and Clark searched for the Northwest Passage – we stopped at the museum at Great Falls:
They forded falls like this – over and over again and again:
But were disappointed to discover the Missouri River did NOT flow beyond the 49th parallel, as they had hoped:
We arrived in Kalispell the next day – school records here were used to prove my grandmother’s birthdate as she reached her 65th birthday. It was great to imagine the family homesteading here. The plains stretched out before us, but we were in the mountains and there are many reminders of the difficulties they must have encountered in clearing land to be able to farm. This small herd of mules caught our eye:
and we also imagined animals like this being used to travel and clear land in the early days of this century.
After another relaxing evening and night in a nearby campground, we were headed for Canada.
Happy discoveries! Blessings, Peg
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