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Aug
16
Thursday
Aug
16
Thu
William Andrews Clark:  A Most Disgusting CreatureEducation :: Lecture
William Andrews Clark: A Most Disgusting Creature
6:30 PM
The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Description:
**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.
William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) arrived in the Montana Territory with little more than the clothes on his back and his “library” of three books…and a hard and ruthless ambition to succeed. By the time he left Montana he was one of the richest men in the world, and is still ranked as one of the 50 richest Americans of all time. He was also arguably one of the most despised. This program will profile Mr. Clark’s phenomenal rise in riches and power—economically and politically.
Gary Forney is a retired college administrator and local historian. He has been a full-time resident of the Ennis area since 1999, and since then has authored four books, written numerous articles, and made many presentations on the early territorial period of Montana.
Admission is by donation and open to the public.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center
Address: 404 E. Idaho St Virginia City, MT 59755
Phone: 406-843-5507

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