Wyoming professor speaking
at Monture Creek site
near where Capt. Meriweather
Lewis camped in 1806


June 28, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana


Thursday, July 5, 1 P.M. Dr. John Logan Allen, professor of geography at the University of Wyoming, will be at Monture Creek fishing access site, which is very near where the Capt Meriwether Lewis party camped July 5th 1806 on their return from Ft. Clatsop. Dr. Allen questions the idea that Lewis and Clark traveled through a "pristine"land, and gives examples of how the landscape had already been manipulated by humans.

He also helps us see the landscape today and the forces thathave changed it since the Expedition passedthrough the area. Dr. Allen is the scholar-in-residence at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls. His presentation at Monture Creek is sponsored by the Blackfoot River Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

The Monture Creek Fishing AccessSite is on Highway 200 between Clearwater Junctionand Ovando near Milepost 40.