The Museum of the Northern
|The fur traders,
wilderness animals and open land had made way to
the cowboy and herds of cattle, now families
began to move onto the land. It was not gold or
silver that brought people to these plains, but
dreams for a better life. Thousands of families
came by train and wagon to settle on the vast
short-grass prairie; families who became known
as the homesteaders.
The homesteaders endured the extreme conditions of the high plains. Living in the most primitive conditions; alone and often without enough water. They braved weather that showed its extreme more often than its average.
The story of the homesteaders is told....their way of life on the Northern Great Plains is yours to explore.
Displays throughout the museum allow you to explore the hardships as well as the triumphs of three generations of families living on these Northern Great Plains.
|For Further Information
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P.O. Box 262
Fort Benton, Montana 59442
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