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March 22, 2019

Townsend family photo

Fred and Eva Townsend in 1958

After reading and writing about some of the Carter County Homesteaders, I felt that I should have an article on my Grandad and Grandma Townsend, Fred G. and Eva. I only wish that I knew more of their early life before coming to Montana.

Again I read a Shifting Scenes Vol. III article for some history and information. It was written by their daughter Alice.

She reports: "In July 1910, my father, Fred G. Townsend, his wife Eva and six children, Bill, George, Alice, Fred Jr., Dorothea, and Abe loaded themselves in a covered wagon and started for Montana. They were headed for Kalispell, Montan...

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