Travelers’ Rest Hosts Historic Food Event

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“Yummy in the Tummy: Historic Food Ways at Travelers’ Rest” will be held from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo.  This interpretive event will provide participants with a glimpse into some of the food sources and techniques used by people throughout history.

“The Expeditions Meat Supply” is a family oriented program that uses visual aids, track casts and fur samples to help explore the different animals used as food by the Lewis and Clark Expedition during their historic trek; “Dining with Lewis and Clark” re-creates some of the recipes likely used during the 2 ½ year trek; Salish tribal member Frances Vanderburg will be on hand to discuss traditional Salish foods and their uses; and kids of all ages will have the opportunity to make a sample of fry bread – a favorite of pow wows and Native American gatherings around the country.

The event is part of the 10th anniversary of Travelers’ Rest State Park, which was established in 2001.  The park is located ½ mile west of Lolo (8 miles south of Missoula) on U.S. Highway 93.

For more information, contact:  Loren Flynn (406) 273-4253