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By Lori Taylor
P.C. Museum Curator 

Phillips County Museum News for August 28, 2019


August 28, 2019

Fifty years – what an accomplishment! Hats (cowboy hats of course) Off to the present Milk River Wagon participants and to all those that have participated in the last 50 years. When a group of Phillips County residents conceived the idea of a Wagon Train from Zortman to Malta I’m sure fifty years of wagon trains never entered their minds.

The journey from Zortman follows an old established trail that has been in use long before the settlers came to Montana. This area was well known for its abundant wildlife population and was camping grounds for many nomadic tribes. Throughout the years the trail continued to be used by miners, freighters, ranchers, farmers, and sheepman. And now in 2019, the trail will once again feel wagon wheels as the covered wagons, hay wagons, outriders, and side riders make their way to Malta. The PC Museum has a wall display commemorating the Wagon Train’s 50 years and Historical Society will be sponsoring music on Sunday night. Be sure and stop in Monday through Saturday 10-5.


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