By Henry Netherland

Author tells the life story of pioneer John Colter

Seeley Lake Market Spotlight


Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

Author Powell Swanser of Turah sells his new book, a knife set and aquatic creature carvings at Seeley Lake Market every Sunday. The market is open every week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Labor Day.

SEELEY LAKE - Every Sunday at the Seeley Lake Market, Author Powell Swanser of Turah, Montana sells his first book, "John Colter Young Patriot," in addition to a knife set and aquatic creature carvings. This is his second year being a merchant at the market.

Swanser said he is a direct descendant of Colter. Colter was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the first known person of European descent to enter what would become Yellowstone National Park and to see the Teton Mountain Range. He said he spent eight years writing it before having it published through Stoneydale Press Publi...

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