The Poplar Pride Ferry made its maiden voyage across the Missouri
River in 1949. Some say it was preceded by a cable ferry that
started in the late 1920 or early 1930. It ran from April to
November unless an early freeze up put it into dry dock.
It was established primarily to transport agricultural products
from McCone and Richland Counties to the Great Northern Rail Line.
To the cattlemen during calving time -- with a north storm
threatening -- it meant the difference between livelihood and
disaster -- and to the people who were sick it meant life and
Before the present Missouri River bridge was opened in 1969, Poplar
Pride averaged 276 crossings each month. It was pulled from the
river in 1969 and was transported to its present site.
Poplar Pride -- It served us well!
The Hi-Line and the Yellowstone Trail: To Glacier Park and Back Again.
1 Sept. 2004.
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