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5 Fun Facts About June 29 In Montana History

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1) On June 29, 1864, the Battle of the Little Bighorn River took place in southeastern Montana, where a Confederate force under the leadership of Brigadier General Sterling Price defeated the Union army.

2) The town of Ovando, Montana was incorporated on June 29, 1897, and remains a popular tourist destination today due to its proximity to the Bob Marshall Wilderness area.

3) On this day in 1911, the Flathead Indian Reservation opened in Montana, providing a new home for many Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille tribes.

4) In 1926, the Bob Marshall Wilderness area was established by Congress, covering over 1 million acres of pristine wilderness in the northern Rocky Mountains and named after renowned conservationist Bob Marshall.

5) On June 29, 1936, the North Fork Flathead River was designated as a Wild and Scenic River, preserving its pristine beauty for future generations to enjoy. The river is now a popular destination for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
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