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Andrew Jackson Davis - Montanas First MillionaireEducation :: Lecture
Andrew Jackson Davis - Montanas First Millionaire
6:00 PM
Linderman Cabin/Robbers Roost
**at Linderman Cabin, Robber’s Roost in Laurin, MT**

The EHAHC, in partnership with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, sponsor their fifth series of history programs in 2018. Once again, the programs are held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost near Laurin, MT. The general theme of the 2018 series focuses upon historic Montana millionaires.
A.J. Davis (1819-1890), a successful banker, was a lesser known contemporary of Butte's notorious copper kings. This presentation will explore the life and legacy of this important figure in Montana history.
James (Jim) R. Jarvis has worked in the historic preservation field for the past 18 years, serving as the preservation officers for the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow and the Town of Virginia City, Montana. In these roles, he administered local historic preservation programs for these National Historic Landmark communities, including design review of new development within historic districts, restoration and rehabilitation of various publicly owned historic properties, and general historical research and interpretation. Currently, he works as an independent consultant, providing community development planning, project management, and fund raising services for various communities and projects.
Special research interests include the study of Montana’s frontier settlements, their origins and often colorful inhabitants. Jim has contributed to several publications and conferences on these subjects.
Jim resides in Virginia City, Montana with his wife Sheri, a professional multi-media artist and native of Glasgow, Montana. He can be reached at historysmith@mail.com.
Admission is by donation and open to the public.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Linderman Cabin/Robbers Roost
Address: Hwy 287 Laurin, MT 59710
Phone: 406-843-5507

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