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Custer Battlefield Highway

― from American Motorist, December 1919, page 44.


Newest among the proposed motor roads of the country is the Custer Battlefield Highway, to extend from Omaha, Neb., to Glacier National Park.
To promote the building of the new road a meeting of highways advocates of a dozen States was held in Sheridan, Wyo., October 16. The Custer Battlefield Highway Association was formed with George J. Weideman, of Lewiston, Mont., as president; W. H. Wallace, of Sheridan, first vice-president; F. B. Gladden, of Hardin, treasurer; and W. D. Fisher as secretary. It was Mr. Fisher who made the initial move in organizing the association and to whose energy and ability is due much of the success of the movement.
The organization will immediately petition Congress to make complete the proposed highway by the construction of a road through the Blackfeet Indian reservation to connect with the Glacier park road.
Because the proposed highway not only is to go to Glacier park but is to traverse a section of the United States teeming with the romance of the old West it is believed that it will have a strong appeal to many motor tourists. To many of course the chief point of interest along the highway will be the spot marking the glorious tragedy of Custer, the historic ground where the gallant general and his brave men fell victims of an Indian massacre.



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