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Cindy Shearer


Cindy Shearer is a volunteer at the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman and also the Gallatin Historical Society Board President. Visit the Gallatin History Museum at 317 W Main Street in Bozeman, or on Facebook.

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Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Hyalite A Peak, A Reservoir, A Creek and Above All Else a True Gem

by Cindy Shearer

A look back at the history of our special places gives us the opportunity to engage in new ways and deepen our appreciation of those areas. The Hyalite region is a great example of how our early settlers and citizens saw the area both for its…

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

The Story of the Bozeman City Hall / Opera House in Three Acts

by Cindy Shearer

If you can find a quiet time to sit in the little park on the southwest corner of Main and Rouse in Downtown Bozeman, and if you listen close enough, you might hear soft echoes from the past--jail cells clanging closed, fire bells ringing and…

Mon. Feb. 1st, 2016

History of Gallatin County Jails Revealed

by Cindy Shearer

Bozeman was not the original county seat for Gallatin County. In 1865, the first Montana Territorial Legislature established counties and designated Gallatin City, located near modern-day Three Forks, as the county seat. Gallatin City held…