Mike Mansfield Papers: Series 21, Box 38 , Folder 51, Mansfield Library, University of Montana.
State ent of S n tor .ike an field (D. ~onta a)
nr. President, ste mboat travel on the rivers in
Montana is r ther remote and a point of history , but there
is one lady in the State who has a vivid memory of days v1hen
steambo t travel on the lrissouri River :as accepted modo of
transportation • r~rs . Jessie Rob rtson , \'!hen 11 years old ,
came -r; the ~is ouri Riv r by ste mbo. t with her mother. She
has lived in th Great Falls- Sun iver area for Bl years.
rs. RobertGon ·s v ry alert at 92 and can relate many
an inter sting incident in the transform tion of t e l;(ontana
territory into the great Treasure State .
A feature story in the February 12, 1957 issue of the
Gre t Falls Tribune contains a number of nrs . Robertson's
r call ectiom of t er earlier years in r•ontana.
~r . President , I ask unanimous consent that trc article
entitled "Great Falls ·~man, 92, Rec lls Early Days at Sun
ivcr 1 be printeo in the body of the Congressional P.ccord .
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