Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

That Beautiful Little Post

The Story of Fort Missoula

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Media: Paperback

Item #: 1889   Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-9838390-2-6
Pages: 144   Size: 8.5 x 11

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Big Elk Books

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That Beautiful Little Post reveals the colorful history of the frontier military outpost at Fort Missoula. The fort played a crucial role during the Nez Perce war of 1877, and was also home to the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps during the late 1890s, as well as the Alien Detention Center where Italian and Japanese citizens were imprisoned from 1941 to 1944. Fort Missoula was the largest district headquarters of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, and became an Army Disciplinary Barracks at the end of World War II. Although the military presence has now ended, Fort Missoula has been transformed into a treasured community asset and tourist attraction that is home to museums, parks, golf courses, public agencies, and non-profit groups.