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This Orphanage In Montana Has A Dark History That Will Never Be Forgotten

The 1890s were tough in Montana. The decline of the mining boom brought a waning economy and greater poverty to the area. That’s when the Montana Children’s Center in Twin Bridges was established as a way of helping the local economy and instigating some social justice reform. And for the most part, it was a highly successful institution that taught children excellent life skills and how to be proficient as adults.

The Montana Children’s Center certainly did a lot of good. Children were well fed, clothed and taught valuable life lessons. Still, it would be wrong to discredit the feelings of those who grew up under those conditions. The orphanage certainly filled a need, but it does have a dark side to its history.

Montana’s past is so fascinating. Check out these 10 historical facts many people don’t know.

Jessica Wick
Jessica Wick is a writer and travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places, meeting new people and, of course, beautiful Big Sky Country and every part of Washington State.