Blog posts in History & Area Info

LITTLE KNOWN HISTORICAL FACTS OF ... DEARBORN CANYON near Augusta, Montana

Meriwether Lewis named the Dearborn River for Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of war, Henry Dearborn, when the Corps of Discovery encountered the “handsome, bold and clear stream” in 1805.  Lewis described it as:

“being nearly as wide as the Missouri at...Read more >

Little Known Historical Facts of ... Forked Lightning Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico

In 1925 the iconic rodeo promoter and “King of the Rodeo,” John “Tex” Austin purchased a series of parcels from the Pecos Pueblo Grant and called his new acquisition “Forked Lightning Ranch.”  He hired famed architect John Gaw Meem to...Read more >

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