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

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Corps of Rediscovery Book Now Available


Tom Elpel is pictured with his new book "Five Months on the Missouri River: Paddling a Dugout Canoe. Courtesy photo

In June of 2019, Thomas Elpel of Pony led a small expedition down the 2,341-mile length of the Missouri River from Three Forks to St. Louis. During this five-month journey, Elpel shared his story with local residents in weekly columns that appeared in both the Whitehall Ledger and Three Forks Voice newspapers.

Late last week, Elpel announced his book about the journey "Five Months on the Missouri River: Paddling a Dugout Canoe" had arrived from the printer. The full-color book features 270 pages and over 700 photos.

Elpel is really excited about the finished product he describes as clos...

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