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16 Local seniors make day long trip to "Birthplace of Montana™"


August 22, 2018

Elaine Campbell stands at the memorial to Shep, a ranch dog who waited nearly six years at the Fort Benton train depot for his deceased master to return. Campbell recalled riding on the train with her family in the early 1940's and hearing the conductor tell the story of Shep. The conductor then pointed out the dog at the station. Shep was killed by a train in 1942.

Sixteen seniors from Blaine County recently spent a day in Fort Benton, the town known as the "Birthplace of Montana™."

The day-long bus trip was organized through the Chinook Senior Center and was open to any adult in the county. Based on the positive response to the trip, organizers are hopeful future outings to places of interest in the region can be arranged.

The charge for the trip included the cost of the bus trip, lunch at Fort Benton's Golden (Senior) Center and admission to two museums in the historic town.

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