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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: May 11, 2018
Caption: Jesuit Missionaries
Additional Description: lead by Fr. Pierre DeSmet brought the first two-wheeled carts into what would be known, twenty-three years later, as Montana Territory. The carts carried their belongings as they were escorted by the Indians to the Bitterroot Valley in 1841. The missionaries settled on the east bank of the river and Montana's first pioneer settlement grew from there beginnings.
The Red River ox cart and barn were handcrafted by Chris Weatherly of Stevensville
Submitted: September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p445888
File Size: 3.687 Megabytes
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