Images of America Great Falls

Images of America Great Falls

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Before Meriwether Lewis saw the Great Falls of the Missouri River in 1805, the area had been visited for centuries by plains bison and the Blackfeet Indians. The city’s founding father, Paris Gibson, learned of the falls from Lewis and Clark’s journal’s, and with financing from railroader James J. Hill, Gibson began building the city of Great Falls in 1884, capitalizing on its Missouri River location. Using archival photographs, it presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.

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Images of America Great Falls By Don Peterson and The History Museum Great Falls, Montana Before Meriwether Lewis saw the Great Falls of the Missouri River in 1805, the area had been visited for centuries by plains bison and the Blackfeet Indians. The city’s founding father, Paris Gibson, learned of the falls from Lewis and Clark’s journal’s, and with financing from railroader James J. Hill, Gibson began building the city of Great Falls in 1884, capitalizing on its Missouri River location. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.

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