The Heart of the Ranch
The Missouri River, 'America's longest river,' gets its start in Montana near the town of Three Forks. Right from the start the Missouri is running big and wide on its long journey across North America to join the Mississippi over 2300 miles away. The rolling hills and open plains along which the Missouri traverses haven't changed much since the Lewis & Clark expedition mapped its headwaters over two centuries ago. The expedition's journals suggest that the Lewis & Clark party passed by the Missouri River Ranch on July 18, 1805.