Wild River Pioneers


Adventures in the Middle Fork of the Flathead, Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier National Park.

By John Fraley.

Follow author John Fraley as he reconstructs the events surrounding the exciting pioneer history and spectacular landscape of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River Drainage in and around the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier National Park. In Wild River Pioneers, Fraley brings alive the history of Montana's wildest river drainage by telling stories of some of its most riveting historical characters. The stories feature shootouts, murders, a hanging, a train robbery, marauding grizzly bears, lost graves, gold prospecting and an ice cream-eating pet bear.

This was the September 2022 Glacier National Park Conservancy Book Club selection.  Watch the Zoom book club discussion with author John Fraley here.

Softcover, 230 pages.

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