Overview for Mullan Road


Mullan's 1861 Lewis and Clark Speech

Cover of a transcription

Transcribed and annotated by Kristopher K. Townsend

On Christmas, 1861, John Mullan gave what is said to be the first public lecture in Montana. It was the largest crowd ever assembled at Fort Owen.


Richard S. Buswell

Dr. Rich Buswell, a retired doctor, has spent 46 years researching and locating the Mullan Road. In his formative years, he and his family herded …


David and Sue Eakin

The Eakins  have been students of the Mullan Road for several years. Recently, they achieved their goal to locate and describe every monument, …


Kristopher K. Townsend

Kris with a gray beard

Kris is a retired computer science/information systems college instructor and author. In addition to editing this site, he is the editor of several …