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By Betty Vanderwielen

Old timers recall roads and trails of Upper Swan Valley

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and Trails


August 12, 2021

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society President Steve Lamar provides the context and history for the Roads and Trails stories and open mic.

CONDON – Old timers dredged up old memories Saturday, Aug. 7 as the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS) held its combined summer fundraiser and history program at its museum location. The topic this year was Roads and Trails of the Upper Swan Valley.

USVHS President Steve Lamar introduced the topic by noting that although Native Americans had been coming through the area for eons, the Upper Swan Valley was one of the later places settled and developed by homesteaders. The main homesteading thrust took place in 1916-1917. One of the reasons it took so long was the lack of wagon-wo...

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