I want to bury the axe with Rena Easton. Perhaps The Wandering Star Studio can find a home in Bozeman?
Fort Benton was named after my kindred, Thomas Hart Benton, the grandfather of the regional artist by the same name. Thomas was John Jacob Astor’s attorney who brokered the sale of the Oregon Territory to the British in anticipation of the War of 1812. Jessie Benton took part in buying this territory back. Fort Benton has been titled ‘The Birth Place of Montana’. Astor wrote a journal of his interaction with the Native Americans. He paints Edward Rose as a treacherous villain, which might mean he was a hero to the indigious people who made futile attempts to live in peace with these alien people. I would like to see the folks who produce ‘Black Sails’ do a series on this history. Rena Easton will be in it.
Astor was the wealthiest man in the world. A man named Rose, was his enemy. I am the only writer and newspaper man…
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