Upper Swan Valley Historical Society

On August 3, 2019 the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society Museum held a day-long event honoring the history of Outfitting and Guiding in the Swan Valley. Five outfitters spoke at the event, talking about the early days of outfitting in the area and the importance of that activity to the local economy.


Leonard Moore made his first trip into what would become the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in September 1926. At 93, he still has an excellent memory of trips taken during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition, he is a noted "cowboy poet."

Proceeds support the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society, Inc. Partial funding provided by:

​Videos by Alan Newell. To view at full screen, click play then YouTube logo.

Photos by Anne Dahl, Colleen Kesterson/Pathfinder and Sharon Lamar

Celebrating 100 Years of Swan Valley Schools
August 4, 2018

Photos by Anne Dahl and Helene Michael

Photos by Anne Dahl, Steve Lamar, and Helene Michael

Outfitting and Guiding Celebration
August 3, 2019

Celebrate and Support the History and Heritage of the Swan!
August 6, 2016


Pine Ridge School, 1929-30 photo. First row: Warner Lundberg, Russ  Maloney, Marjorie Hall, Eunice Wilhelm, Jackie Maloney. Second row: Gyda Monrad, Jean Maloney, Mabel Lundberg, B. Wilhelm, Alleen Armstrong, Ting Wilhelm, Pete H. Jens Monra

August Celebrations