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Stories of exploration and desert survival at the caverns


Montana State Parks and Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park will host a weekend of free programs in the park’s campground amphitheater July 17 and 18, at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. learn about “Exploration — The Broken Astrolabe” with Lyndel Meikle. The first Europeans to explore parts of Montana were not Lewis and Clark. If it weren’t for a broken astrolabe, we might all be speaking French today. Join retired National Park Ranger Lyndel Meikle to learn about the explorations of the Verendrye’s and form your own conclusions about the dubious veracity of claiming “first...

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