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Fort Shaw,  on the Sun River, is twenty-four miles west of Great Falls. Built in 1867, it was first named Camp Reynolds then changed to honor Colonel Robert Shaw, a Civil War soldier. It was established as a military post to protect travelers on the Mull Road and early settlers from raiding Blackfeet. Fort Shaw was abandoned as a military post in 1890 but later served as an Indian school.

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