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By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
Canyon Ferry Marker
Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Canyon Ferry
Shortly after the discovery of gold in Confederate Gulch, freighters established a road between Helena and Diamond City. The Missouri River was a barrier to travelers until John Oakes established a ferry in Black Rock Canyon in 1865. A small . . . — Map (db m141733) HM
Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — State Bank of Townsend
J. P. Kearns came to Townsend from Benton, Wisconsin, in 1899. Business-educated and experienced, Kearns astutely recognized the town’s need for a new financial institution and founded the State Bank of Townsend only three months later. The bank was . . . — Map (db m141732) HM
Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills
In 1864, prospectors discovered promising placer gold deposits in Confederate Gulch, named for their political sympathies during the Civil War. This led to a huge gold rush that brought thousands of people to the gulch and the discovery of some of . . . — Map (db m141735) HM
Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Yorks IslandsLewis and Clark in Montana
York (ca. 1770-1831) is the only name given for Captain William Clark's slave in the journals of Lewis and Clark (Moulton, 1988). Lewis and Clark's journals frequently refer to York, a black slave to Captain William Clark. York played an . . . — Map (db m141726) HM

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