Named for the dense stands of trees in this fertile valley at the junction of Tyler, Sure Enuf and McDonald creeks, Forestgrove, also spelled Forest Grove, began in 1885 when sheep and cattle rancers arrived in the area. Homesteaders followed the ranchers and by 1913 the town was home to a new public school that also served as the local community center. (Copyright 2009, Montana Historical Society: Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, Montana Historical Society Research Center Staff)
If a picture paints a thousand words, then you'll discover hundreds of ancient stories when you visit the Bear Gulch Pictographs in the foothills of the beautiful Little Snowy Mountains in Forest Grove. Among the 2,000 pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (etchings), you'll see figures of warriors holding shields and clubs, and ochre red elk and bison, along with other designs drawn by Native Americans depicting scenes from their lives.
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