KPAX has a story that begins… The worst flood in Montana’s history was literally drowning parts of the state nearly 53 years ago with the flood of 1964 considered to be Montana’s worst natural disaster. In the second week of June 1964, an unprecedented two-day rain event produced as much as 14 inches of rain near Choteau, and 16 inches of rain near Browning. Read the full story here.
We were wondering if this is the flood that took out the bridge at Polebridge and apparently it is. A quick search on Google found a story from the New York Times from 1964 that described the flood and its impact on our area. See GLACIER NATIONAL PARK AREA AFTER MONTANA’S FLOODS.