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William Andrews Clark: A Most Disgusting Creature
August 16, 2018 @ 6:30pm
The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center, in partnership with the Virginia City Preservation Alliance, sponsor their fifth series of history programs in 2018. Once again, the programs are held in the beautifully restored cabin of Frank Bird Linderman; on the grounds of the historic Robber’s Roost near Laurin, MT. The general theme of the 2018 series focuses upon historic Montana millionaires.
On Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm, the EHAHC and VCPA hosts “William Andrews Clark: A Most Disgusting Creature” presented by Gary Forney.
William Andrews Clark (1839-1925) arrived in the Montana Territory with little more than the clothes on his back and his “library” of three books…and a hard and ruthless ambition to succeed. By the time he left Montana he was one of the richest men in the world, and is still ranked as one of the 50 richest Americans of all time. He was also arguably one of the most despised. This program will profile Mr. Clark’s phenomenal rise in riches and power—economically and politically.
Gary Forney is a retired college administrator and local historian. He has been a full-time resident of the Ennis area since 1999, and since then has authored four books, written numerous articles, and made many presentations on the early territorial period of Montana.
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