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5 Fun Facts About June 19 In Montana History

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1. In 1865, the Blackfoot Confederacy signed the Treaty of Blackfeet, which ceded a portion of their reservation to the United States government. This treaty opened up the western half of Montana to non-Native American settlement.

2. In 1902, the Helena and Southern Montana Electric Railway Company was incorporated. This company provided electric streetcar service in Helena, Montana until 1940.

3. In 1910, the Northern Cheyenne Agency was established in Lame Deer, Montana as a result of the Dawes Act. The act forced Native American tribes to assimilate to American culture and private ownership of land.

4. In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission granted a license to KOOK radio station in Billings, Montana. It was one of the first commercially licensed radio stations in Montana.

5. In 2012, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed House Bill 2, which provided funding for several state and local projects. The bill allocated funding for education, public works, and economic development projects throughout the state.
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