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Fort Assinniboine to be recognized on national level

Recognition could improve tourism and lead to grants


February 2, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Snow covers the grounds at Fort Assinniboine southwest of Havre. The fort is one step away from a major upgrade in its status on the National Registry of HIstoric Places, which could lead to significant opportunities for applying for new grants and could increase tourism at the site.

A small group of local residents have been working hard for the last four years to have Fort Assinniboine upgraded in national recognition, and last week they got a monumental breakthrough.

Fort Assinniboine is one step from being recognized in the National Register of Historic Places on a level it has never before.

The most recent nomination - the 19th century fort was first nominated for national recognition in 1984 - was approved Jan. 26 by the Montana State Historic Preservation Board to be sent to Washington, D.C., where it will be reviewed before being approved.

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