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Jun
13
Thursday
Jun
13
Thu
The Steamboat Bertrand, 1865Education :: Lecture
The Steamboat Bertrand, 1865
6:00 PM
Museum of the Rockies
Description:
The Walter Rosenberry Lectures on the American West Series Presents: The Steamboat Bertrand and the Montana and Idaho Transportation Company, 1865 with Ronald Switzer

This lecture will be about the remarkable Captain John J. Roe and the April 1, 1865 wreck of the steamboat Bertrand. The story of the Bertrand is inextricably linked to the Diamond "R" Transportation Company, which provided freight delivery to Fort Benton, Helena, Virginia City, and other gold mining towns.

In 1968, more than 300,000 artifacts were excavated from the wreck, most of which were in a remarkable state of preservation. Join archaeologist and author Ronald Switzer for a fascinating presentation on the Bertrand's cargo and what it tells us about the history of Montana's river commerce.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Museum of the Rockies
Address: 600 W Kagy Blvd Bozeman, Montana 59717
Phone: (406) 994-2251

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