The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Catherine Ellerton
Contributing Writer 

Indiana students explore the geological wonders of Montana


Catherine Ellerton

Students take a moment from their busy schedule to pose for the camera at the Indiana University Geological Station in the South Boulder area.

Since 1949 Indiana University has maintained a geological station in the Tobacco Root Mountains because of the diverse geological setting found in Montana. The current Director is Bruce Douglas who has a PHD in Geology, has taught in this area for 31 years – 25 of which as the Academic Director and the last 3 years as the Director. He is quick to point out that it is because of the generosity of the local ranchers in allowing the students access onto their land that this program is so successful.

This station hosts students from Indiana University/Purdue University, other universities f...

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