John and Juda Summers began married life in a log cabin near this site in 1878. The couple worked hard raising cattle and eventually owned more than 1,000 acres and 1,500 head of cattle. Copper King Marcus Daly purchased most of their land in 1894.…

This ranch embodies the history of progressive agriculture in Montana. Missourian John W. Popham brought his family to a homestead covered with sagebrush and bitterroot. They gradually cleared the land, did subsistence farming, and supplemented…

The Reverend L. B. Stateler brought Southern Methodism to Montana when he arrived at Virginia City in 1864. First services in the valley were held in 1870 and G. O. Hilton was appointed first pastor at Corvallis in 1871. His promising tenure ended a…