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Steve's Travels: Road trip east to Fort Peck Dam and environs


August 15, 2018

The Fort Peck Hotel was built in 1933, along with a set of garages that are still in place, to house overseers and officials who would visit the Fort Peck Dam construction site during the 10 years it took to complete the dam. It was originally planned to be temporary, but survived. Now under private ownership it is open during the summer season. It was refurbished to its "1933 ambience" and gives lodgers a brief look into the era when the dam was completed.

Reporter's note: This fall will mark five years my wife and I have lived in Chinook. She's since retired as a pastor and I've scaled back from a part time reporter to "even more" part time reporting. As part of this life change, we are trying to do some traveling and have been focusing on learning about our adopted state: "Montana, the Last Best Place."

So, I'll be sharing some things we learn about Montana. Some of what we learn might be common knowledge to long-time residents and natives. But, hopefully there'll be a few nuggets that will be news to just about anyone interested. Our first...

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