1855—The Lame Bull Treaty establishes the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
1880s—George Bird Grinnell works to establish a park.
1891—The Great Northern Railway crosses the Continental Divide at Marias Pass.
1895—Chief White Calf of the Blackfeet sells 800,000 acres to the U.S.
May 11, 1910—President Taft signs the bill creating Glacier National Park. Annual visitation is around 4000.
1932—Going–To–The–Sun Road completed.
1940—Annual visitor count exceeds 177,000.
From the newspapers
- Game Will Always Be Plentiful, Whitefish Pilot, January 10, 1908, p. 1
- Favors Glacier Park, Whitefish Pilot, January 10, 1908, p. 2
- The Glacier National Park, River Press, April 29, 1908, p. 1
- New Roads in Park, Whitefish Pilot, October 14, 1909, p. 1
- New Glacier Park Explained, Daily Missoulian, February 07, 1910, p. 6
- New National Park, Fergus County Democrat, April 19, 1910, p. 3
- Miss Roosevelt at Lake McDonald, Whitefish Pilot, August 18, 1910, p. 2
- Beautiful Lake McDonald, The Enterprise, May 25, 1911, p. 1
- The 1913 Glidden Tour From Minneapolis to Glacier National Park, Judith Gap Journal, August 22, 1913, p. 4
- Glacier Park to be Made More Attractive By Opening Up of the Belly River Region, Great Falls Tribune, January 4, 1920, p. 3
- Congress to Spend $563,000 to Make Glacier National Park More Alluring to Those Who Would Motor Through Its Grandeur, Great Falls Tribune, May 1, 1921, p. 3
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