Missoula
47° F
Overcast
Overcast
Kalispell
48° F
Rain
Rain
Bozeman
50° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Historic tour gives locals a glimpse into the past

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Oct 06 2012 05:55:37 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County wants to introduce local residents to a number of historic sites right in their backyard.

That's why they sponsored their very first historic site tour, Saturday: "Bridger Canyon to Sedan".

We went to one of the stops on the tour, the Superintendent's house at the National Fish Hatchery, which dates back to 1896.

The National Fish Hatchery is on the National Historic Registry and furnished fish to stock in many areas, including Buffalo Bill's ponds.

Folks also got the chance to tour the Lower Bridger School, the log barn at Bohart Ranch and Sedan Pioneer Church, to name a few.

There were guides on hand at each of the eight sites to answer questions and tell stories.

Folks with the Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County say the historic sites give visitors a glimpse into the past.

"I hope they get an enjoyment of the past and enthusiasm for preserving the past, which is what we are working to preserve- the historic structures," says Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County's Sally Broughton.

All of the sites have either been restored or re-purposed and the tour is the only time many of them are open to the public.

The Historic Preservation Board of Gallatin County holds fundraisers to help with preservation of historic buildings and structures and awards small grants throughout the county for preservation projects.