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

A Brief History of Whitehall: Part II

 

Photo courtesy RICK AND SUSIE GRAETZ

WHITEHALL: This Whitehall mural was added to the side of the Star Theatre after a fire took out the buildings to the west of the building. The empty lot was converted into The Main Street Green event space by local non-profit Gold Junction Presents.

A prominent feature that draws visitors to this Jefferson Valley community are the twelve Lewis and Clark murals depicting the Corps of Discovery's passage thru the landscape. In 1999, residents created the base for each mural, while Kit Mather and Michelle Tebay, who both live in the area, painted the details. Spread around Whitehall, these paintings link the town today to Montana's important place in the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and beyond.

Memories can be easily lost through the generations, but Whitehall strives to preserve the history of the Jefferson Valley and educate re...



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