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

By Arlene Weber
Contributing Writer 

Jefferson Valley History expanding


October 10, 2018

David Ferguson prepares to document details of the excavation Photo by Arlene Weber

The Jefferson Valley Museum has been collecting the history of our valley for more than two decades. There are records of settlers from the mid-1860s forward. But, human habitation of the valley goes back thousands of years. An archaeological project in the northern Whitetail area has uncovered evidence of people living in this area as far back as 8500 to 8700 years ago.

The significant historical site was known decades ago and recorded in 1991. The installation of a fiber optic line around that time provided evidence that this site should be explored further. A planned federally funde...

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