Monday, December 20, 2010

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Montana

We have about four inches of new snow in Missoula this morning. (Dec 20, 2010)

Here are some wintertime photos from the museum grounds at old Fort Missoula, in Montana.  These photos are posted on the Historical Museum's Facebook page.  Photo credit is also listed on their Facebook Page.

Above is an Army Escort Wagon and an old school house
 
This is the same Army Escort Wagon from a really good angle
 
Above photo is the non-commissioned officers quarters.
(Click on photos to open large size view.)
Fort Missoula was notable for a couple of things, and books have been published about both.

The Buffalo Soldiers Bicycle Corps from the 1890s (Iron Riders) which were all Black Soldiers, and the World War Two Detention Center, which housed Italian prisoners-of-war. (An Alien Place and Italian Boys)

      

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3 comments:

Buffalo Soldier 9 said...

Keep telling that history:

Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, where Buffalo Bill Cody meets a Buffalo Soldier, the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel’ ever written. A great story of Black Military History, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is; http://www.rescueatpineridge.com This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVslyHmDy9A&feature=related
Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black Soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

The novel was taken from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see imdb.com at; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925633/

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the United States Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.

Sharkbytes said...

That sounds like it would be a really interesting place to visit. Bicycle Corps, eh? Fascinating! Love the pic of the wagon.

Doug Kueffler said...

Thank you, Erich, for the extensive and informational Comment on Buffalo Soldiers. I checked out your buffalosoldier9.blogspot.com page and am very interested. I recently wrote a novel about the Northern Cheyenne (youth fiction)on the Reservation set in Lame Deer, Montana. (You must have a Google Alert for "buffalo soldiers," correct?)

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