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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Montana History

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1. On August 25, 1909, the famous Western artist Charles Russell died in Great Falls, Montana. Russell is known for his depictions of the American West, including cowboys, Native Americans, and wildlife.

2. In 1936, on August 25, the Going-to-the-Sun Road was dedicated in Glacier National Park. The road is considered a marvel of engineering for its scenic vistas and challenging construction.

3. August 25, 1981, saw the dedication of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. The museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the American West, with a particular focus on paleontology and earth sciences.

4. The Smith River in Montana gained special protection on August 25, 1991, when it was designated a Wild and Scenic River. The river is known for its scenic beauty and world-class fly fishing.

5. August 25, 2015, marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. Montana is home to two national parks - Glacier and Yellowstone - and numerous national monuments and historic sites.
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