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4:41 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Fort Missoula: The "million dollar post"

The 6th Infantry Regiment performing a bayonet drill at Fort Missoula in 1906
Credit Courtesy Fort Missoula Historical Museum

Fort Missoula has undergone several incarnations since it was built in the late 19th century. Tate Jones, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, has a new book out that gives a pictorial history of the fort.

In this feature interview, Jones talks with News Director Sally Mauk about that colorful history - everything from the fort's involvement in the Battle of the Big Hole to the internment of Japanese civilians during World War II. The fort was created in 1877.

Interview with Tate Jones

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