Montana , 1862-1980
Beginning in 1862, Jews who came to Montana Territory were among the gold prospectors and traders in mining camps and early merchants in cities and towns. Most were individuals, young men without families, in a rush for success and fortune. Moses Solomon, born in Poland, settled near Fort. Benton c.1864 and was a well-known fur trader, Indian fighter, gold miner, livestock dealer, and adventursome frontiersman.
Language of Materials
The collection is predominately in English, but some materials are in Hebrew.
From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 letter document box.)
Scope and Contents
Folder contains: Clippings on Moses Solomon, resident of Fort Benton, Montana; "The Jews of Montana" by Benjamin Kelson in Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Collection of Rocky Mountain Jewish History (Organization)
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