Mullan Road Conference in Fort Benton Was A Huge Success

May 20-22, 2010 the 150th Anniversary Mullan Road Conference was held in Fort Benton, Montana. The conference celebrated┬ácompletion of the Mullan Military Wagon Road in 1860, the first wagon road from Fort Benton to cross the Rocky Mountains to Fort Walla Walla, WA. The 624 mile long Mullan Road joined the Missouri River with the Columbia River. Parts of the Mullan Road can be traveled today and last weekend’s conference featured a field trip from … Read more

Successful Fishing Derby in Fort Benton

The 2010 Spring Classic Fishing Derby was held May 21 – 23 in Fort Benton, Montana. The derby was a fund raiser for Fort Benton’s rural fire department. To begin with, records were set just with registration. A total of 116 people registered for the weekend derby. Everyone received a fishing pole, 12 mountain bikes were given to kids and many other great prizes were awarded throughout the event. Now, let’s talk fish!   The … Read more