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Fort Benton and Back

posted May 23, 2010, 8:07 AM by Ron Hall   [ updated May 23, 2010, 8:31 AM ]
Had great time at conference (my first one). Location was beautiful - right on the banks of the Missouri River. Facilities were great. Hospitality of the town and our sponsors was great.

Rode over to conference taking pictures, updating online material for our presentation. Drove over Mullan Pass and Birdtail Pass (both gravel roads and beautiful spots). Learned a lot from speakers and other attendees. Presentation went well and I got quite a bit of feedback/input on location of the Mullan Road and some new statute/marker locations. On the way home I stopped and took more pictures of statutes I had just found out about at the conference.

Have started updating the web content based on what I learned at the conference. Purchased a copy (only $10. - what a deal!) of Raymond Borchers 1993 - detail maps of Mullan Road from Kay at Superior Museum (Mineral County Historical Society). At first glance at the material on our end, they will be of great help in pinning down a closer version of the road to display online.

Would like to reach out to or here from various people that have great stories about the road and it's location. Hope they or their friends can use some of the contact info at this site to reach Bill and myself. Also would like to try and get the email group or forum going if anyone is interested. Might help with investigation of National Trail designation.

Plenty of chores to catch up on here. But will try to keep puttering with this a bit a time. Rome wasn't built in a day, but a long journey begins with a single step.