Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June 28

We left Helena and drove to Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site near Deer Lodge, Montana. It was founded in 1862 and was one of Montana’s earliest and largest ranches. It is still a working ranch and has a 23 room ranch house complete with all of its original furnishings. We went on a tour of the house and went in some of the other historic structures on the ranch. Then we left and drove to the Big Hole National Battlefield near Wisdom, Montana. This was the site of one of the most violent battles between the Nez Perce Indians and U.S. soldiers on August 9 – 10, 1877. Then we camped at the nearby Beaverhead National Forest May Creek Campground. We have been gone five weeks today. This week we drove 1,522 miles. Our total mileage so far is 6,039 miles.

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