Old road to Upper Swan presented challenges
Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails
August 26, 2021
The third in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS).
CONDON – Upper Swan Valley Historical Society President Steve Lamar introduced speaker Leita Anderson by first explaining that in 1894 Charley Young, along with five other men, forged a route into the Upper Swan Valley extending from Ovando to Lion Creek. In 1917 a rough road was built between Lion Creek and Swan Lake.
Eighty-nine-year-old Leita Anderson provided stories of traveling on the old road from Swan Lake to Salmon Prairie.
Anderson was six years ol...