Missouri River Breaks Canoe Trip - Roeder-Johnson
The town, established in 1846 as a Blackfoot trading post, grew in importance until in the heyday of the steamboat era (1860 - 1890), it became known as the "Chicago of the West".

The town, established in 1846 as a Blackfoot trading post, grew in importance until in the heyday of the steamboat era (1860 - 1890), it became known as the "Chicago of the West".