Trading Posts and Mercantiles in Montana

Description

Who founded the first trading post in 1907? Were there many mercantiles or general stores in Missoula and the surrounding area? Learn about retail history in Montana in this display with images highlighting traders and trading posts, general stores around the region, and advertising for many of those same stores. All materials are from Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula. Comments and questions regarding the exhibit can be sent to library.archives@umontana.edu

 

 
 

 

Credits

Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula

Sections

Locations

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Company Name

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Map

  • Explore mercantiles and trading posts across Montana through an interactive map.

Sources

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