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HISTORY & PREHISTORY

Early Transportation

Steam locomotive in Virginia City

Initially, travel across Montana was limited to trails established by fur traders and explorers. Next, Montana's transportation was marked by the steamboat period along the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. Eventually, several well-marked "highways" gave connection by wagon train with the east and south. Finally, a network of railroads was constructed across the state.

Steamboats Railroads Aviation Roads

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