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USVHS to hold annual meeting

SWAN VALLEY - The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society at the Swan Valley Community Hall, Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. President Steve Lamar will reflect on 2018 activities, mentioning the “Oral History...

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Swan Valley Schools: 1918-2018

SWAN VALLEY - In upper Swan Valley the first schools were built in 1918 when a group of residents petitioned the Missoula County Superintendent of Schools requesting that the district be split at the...

 

New Beginnings

In 1979, Len Kobylenski purchased the Buckhorn Camp and changed the name to the Mission Mountains Mercantile. To prove that fact is stranger than fiction – the only document to survive the...

 

New Beginnings

The Mission Mountains Mercantile, one of the upper Swan Valley's landmarks, was destroyed by a devastating fire nearly two years ago. Owner Len Kobylenski decided to rebuild and a new version of the...

 

"The Gathering Place" Encapsulates Gordon Ranch History

SWAN VALLEY - The Upper Swan Valley Historical Society's recently published book, The Gathering Place: Swan Valley's Gordon Ranch, encapsulates the rich history of the upper Swan Valley. To document t...

 

A 1905 Horseback Ride to the Top of the Kootenai Mountains

Margaret MacDonald visited her Aunt Isabelle and Uncle Dr. Robert Gordon in August 1905 at the Gordon Ranch. In a letter to her mother, Margaret eloquently described a horseback ride to a mountain pass Margaret refers to as Gordon Pass in the...

 

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