History and Chronicles of the Bozeman Trail

Dates: January 13, 2022

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Belgrade Community Library

OLLI Member: $0.00

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John Bozeman discovered a shortcut to the Montana goldfields in the winter of 1862-1863. The following year, nearly 2000 people used this new route with the prospect of gold. Rachel Phillips, research coordinator for the Gallatin Historical Society/Gallatin History Museum, will host a presentation and discussion on the history of the Bozeman Trail. She will also share highlights from the book "Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863-1866." Phillips' discussions will also feature immigrants who settled in the Gallatin Valley during this period. This presentation is part of the 2022 One Book Belgrade community read series. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

This collaborative community event is presented by OLLI at MSU and the Belgrade Community Library, with sponsorship by First Interstate Bank, and is free and open to the public.

Fee:   $0.00

Belgrade Community Library

106 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714

Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips grew up in Bozeman and received a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in museum studies from Montana State University in 2006. She joined the staff at the Gallatin History Museum in 2008. In her current role as the Museum's research coordinator, Rachel manages the research library, helps to assemble the Gallatin History Quarterly magazine, and enjoys finding interesting stories in the Museum's archives


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