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Project History

Whitetail Road between Boulder and Whitehall was part of a historic "trail" that was used in its heyday to transport people and goods to and from Montana from the railroad in Corrine, Utah. Stops included Virginia City, Bannack and Helena. While people dispersed into various parts of Montana, depending on the reason for their visit, the end was often the Fort Benton steamboat landing. Many famous people that visited Montana passed through on this trail, including Calamity Jane. From her quote below, you can imagine her and many others traveling by horse and buggy and stopping along this road to rest, eat, drink, and shoot guns.

  • I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake City during the summer. By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.