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Lower Yellowstone L&C Bicentennial Commission
Meeting Minutes
Glendive Chamber, 1:00 p.m.
July 8, 2002

Present: Marcy, Linda K, Kim, Will, Sharon, Linda W.

Minutes of the June meeting were approved no additions or corrections.

Linda W. reported on the Lewis and Clark meeting she attended in Glasgow.

License Plate - Check with your courthouse to make sure they have the Lewis and Clark license plate visible and explain the benefits of selling them for their community. Talk about the raffle of the license plate anytime possible, have booth at local fairs, festivals etc.

Corp II Discovery - Carol McBryant expects location decisions will be in place by the end of the summer. More information if you want it let me know.

Kiosks - We can work with Livingston and Big Timber on their kiosk. The artists will work with other communities.

Place Mats - A suggestion to have place mats made with the Missouri trail on one side and the Yellowstone Trail on the other, or both on the same side as they appear to leave very quickly. Good idea for the countries.

Challenge Cost Share Grants - Montana did very well with these.

Trail to Lewis & Clark Learning Center - program sponsored by Valley County Extension Office, Glasgow School District, Frazer School, and MT Extension Office wrote a large grant for this project. It offers hands on learning for students K - 6th. Learning Center Objections: Improve student achievement; Experience cultural diversity; Provide a safe and drug free leaning environment; and Provide alternative life skills to address at-risk behaviors. Examples of Activities provided at the Learning Center: 1. Ceremonies and traditions 2. Journaling 3. Outdoor cooking and food preservation 4. Music appreciation and participation 5. Traditional era clothing 6. Forging tools 7. Scientific observation and recording 8. Mathematical calculations and comparisons.

Meeting - Next State Lewis & Clark meeting is in Bozeman, Oct 2 - 4, 2002 with some activity involving Three Forks.

Web Site - Lindsey is having trouble with Mid Rivers being able to perform some things we want for the web site. She will have it up for us to look at and give her feed back by Friday, July 12. Check it out at and let her know at the Sidney Chamber at

Check with Conoco stations as the one at Lindsey provides Lewis and Clark tokens when you fill up with gas.

July 11 - 16 Sidney will have 7 writers on a familiarization tour. Once they leave Sidney they will follow the "Last Day" Sitting Bull's Escape route into Canada and then back to Glasgow.

Sharon spoke of a meeting she has with a group of people from Saskatchewan who want to have a tourist exchange. This may be something the Countries of Missouri River and Custer should work on. They are discussing the Highway 16 route that they come down to go skiing at Big Sky. Also they are interested in the Lewis and Clark trail and this appears an easy way to help that happen. There will be another meeting in Regina sometime in Sept. This could be an opportune time for Eastern Montana to develop some loop tours as there are lots of tour companies in that area.

Our next meeting will be August 12th in Glendive. Sell those raffle tickets.

Respectfully submitted
Linda Wolff




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