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By Bernard Fisher, July 21, 2011
Horns Marker
Montana (Glacier County), Browning — Horns
Relentless glaciers sculpted Mt. Reynold's jagged summit. When several glaciers erode a mountaintop from different sides, a steep mountain peak or horn develops. The result is a glacial horn like the Swiss Matterhorn. There are glacial horns in . . . — Map (db m45059) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Browning — Stephen Tyng Mather July 4, 1867 - Jan 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m127494) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Browning — The Blackfeet Nation
The Blackfoot Nation consist of three tribes, the Pikunis or Piegans, the bloods and the Blackfoot. Each tribe is divided into clans marking blood relationship. The majority of the Indians on this reservation are Piegans. Many years ago the . . . — Map (db m130198) HM
Montana (Glacier County), East Glacier Park — A Day's Ride Apart Two Medicine Chalet
The present-day general store is the latest incarnation of a historic lodge, built in 1913 before there were roads into the park's interior. To promote Glacier to adventurous tourists in the early 1900s, the Great Northern Railway built a . . . — Map (db m128468) HM
Montana (Glacier County), East Glacier Park — Time Machines The Red Bus Rides Again
A Glacier Tradition National parks often seem timeless and are valued for the continuity of experience they offer to generations of visitors. At Glacier National Park, the past and future come together through a fleet of historic buses, . . . — Map (db m45054) HM
Montana (Glacier County), East Glacier Park — Trains, Trails, and Chalets
Arriving at East Glacier depot, tourist in the 1920s could gaze at the glaciated peaks looming beyond their first night's lodging. The hotel appeared to be their last taste of civilization before riding horseback into the primitive backcountry of . . . — Map (db m45055) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Fort Piegan — Old Agency 1880-1894
The second Indian Agency on the Blackfeet Reservation was built at Old Agency in 1879. Agent John Young moved the buildings from Upper Badger Creek with help from the Blackfeet Indians. Both men and women dug cellars, hauled stone and mixed mortar. . . . — Map (db m130200) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Fort Piegan — 8 — Old Agency Site
In 1879, the Blackfeet agency was moved to this site from a previous site south of here to encourage the Blackfeet to take up farming. Old Agency was also the site of where over 600 Blackfeet starved to death, which is known as "The Starvation . . . — Map (db m130211) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Piegan — 10 — Ghost Ridge
With the disappearance of the buffalo in 1883, the entire tribe depended on the Agency for food. The agency failed to provide adequate rations during that winter, which resulted in over 600 tribal members starving to death. They were buried along . . . — Map (db m130213) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Piegan — 9 — Ration Day
With the buffalo gone the Indian was completely dependent on the Indian Agency. Food rations of meat and a variety of foods and materials were issued once a week per family. — Map (db m130212) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Polebridge — Overnight in the Wilderness Historic Many Glacier Hotel
In the 1920s, large parties of tourist gathered on horseback at Many Glacier Hotel. The hotel was part of a network of chalets built a day's ride apart-a way for guest to cross the park's wild, roadless interior while spending nights in relative . . . — Map (db m45057) HM
Montana (Glacier County), Polebridge — When the Glaciers Melt
Only about 26 glaciers remain from the 150 that were here in 1850. That number is dropping steadily. If the weather is clear, you might be able to see what is left of five glaciers in the Many Glacier Valley. As climate changes, both the visible and . . . — Map (db m45058) HM

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