All Aboard the Chuck Express LbNA # 67428
|Owner||ASEA of Lolo |
|Placed Date||Jul 19 2014|
|Location||Milwaukee Trail, Missoula, MT|
The boys and I have dedicated this letterbox to my dad Charles, effectionately known as Chuck who was an avid lover of trains. He would have loved the history about this building.
There are a couple old train stations, neither used as such anymore, in downtown Missoula. Find the old Milwaukee Railroad building. The building itself was built between 1909 and 1910. It was used as a passanger terminal through 1960. It is currently occupied by the Boone and Crocket Club.
Along the river is a lovely trial for a walk or bike ride passing right by the station. You can park in the Currents parkinglot off of Orange for a nice walk. Follow the trail until you are facing the station. Looking at the station you will see a large statue of a grizzly. Turn with your back to the statue and take 10-12 steps to the left on the trail. Look to your left and find a large boulder infront of a pine. Wedged between is the Chuck Express hidden under pine needles and a couple of medium sized rocks.