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Groups press proposal for first national heritage area in Montana

The first potential national heritage area in Montana has moved one step closer to reality with advocates releasing a study identifying unique cultural and historic features in Cascade and Chouteau counties.


Big Sky National Heritage Area Inc. recently released its draft feasibility study for public comment. The study touts a number of sites in Cascade and a portion of Chouteau counties that when considered as a whole, deserve recognition as a heritage area. First Peoples Buffalo Jump near Ulm; artist C.M. Russell’s log cabin studio and home in Great Falls; the townsite of Fort Benton; and the Lewis and Clark portage route in and near Great Falls are already designated as national historic landmarks.


https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/group-pushing-for-montanas-first-national-heritage-area/article_19358024-b318-5c3f-98b9-9acbe9a9e07a.html

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