Crossroads: Montana Fur Trading Company

On the southwestern side of Glacier National Park lies Martin City–scarcely a ripple in
the road, but speckled with small businesses. Montana’s Big Sky majesty and the scenic
beauty of Glacier overwhelm the area, but that doesn’t daunt the Montana Fur Trading
Company, situated beside U.S. Highway 2. Well worth a visit, this modest shop-museum,
complete with tepees, was founded by Don Demoret 31 years ago. It’s been thriving ever
since. RV travelers (Demoret parks his own motorhome outside his business) are greeted
inside by a welter of “trade goods,” many similar to those swapped between Indians and
white trappers 150 years ago. Says Demoret, “We sell Indian artifacts: hand-made pottery,
jewelry, Navajo rugs and leather goods. Even our tepees are for sale.” The Montana Fur
Trading Company is open from April 1 to October 31. For directions or details, call (406)
387-5816.

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