A Visit with an 1879 American Fur Co. Trader at Lone Pine State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 21, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to travel back in time with A Visit with an 1879 American Fur Co. Trader presented by Greg Smith at Lone Pine State Park on Friday, August 31 at 7:00pm.

Sponsored by Humanities Montana, this living history brings to life the adventures and stories of James W. Schultz (1859-1947). Schultz is most noted for authoring 37 books, naming many prominent features in Glacier National Park, and as a fur trader and historian of the Blackfeet.

Through the fictitious character of Jim Deakins, audiences will take part in the hunting of the last great bison herds, share in the adventures of the Blackfeet and their enemy the Crow, and hear stories of that “foolishness” called Yellowstone National Park. Finally, Jim Deakins shares a powerful gift given by the Blackfoot medicine warrior Red Eagle. Come on along and join Jim Deakins in the year 1879!

This event is free and open to all ages. Preregistration for the event on Eventbrite is required.

For More information call the park visitor center at (406) 755-2706.

What:  A Visit with an 1879 American Co. Trader

When:  August 31, 2018 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Lone Pine State Park, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT

Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface.  Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Furthermore, Lone Pine offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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