FDR Came To Fort Peck 80 Years Ago

Yesterday's Courier Memories


Courtesy of Valley County Historical Society / For The Courier

President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Fort Peck on his first visit on Aug. 6, 1934. Coming up this summer, that would be 80 years ago. He spoke to a crowd of 20,000 people from the rear platform of his special train that was brought to Fort Peck, via Wiota, and it was parked in the Fort Peck depot. He came back for a second visit in 1937 for an inspection of the completed work. The project brought nearly 11,000 jobs to Montana.


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