Jack L. Demmons' Photographs of Bonner, Montana

three images from the Demmons Bonner collection black and white

Assembled in the mid-1970's by Bonner School Superintendent Jack L. Demmons, this collection of approximately 1,600 photographs depicts life in and around Bonner, Montana, from the late 1800s through the 1950s.These photos are the pride of the community of Bonner and were digitized at The University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library in 2007. The photographs were used extensively in historic research required by the Superfund law when the Milltown Reservoir was designated a Superfund site in early 1980.The photos were recognized as being such a valuable resource that preservation of the collection was mandated in the Consent Decree, the formal agreement between the parties involved in the cleanup of the Milltown Reservoir, signed in 2006.

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