The Post was organized in 1919 and was named "Ravalli" Post, which covered Ravalli County. T.W. Lockwood was name its first commander. Lockwood was a farmer at Woodside, he named Francis M. Bishop, who worked for Bell and Reinbold Ford Co. in Hamilton, to be his right hand man. Bishop was known to everyone as "Frenchy". Frnchy was the driver of Reinbold's Ford Racer. Frenchy won lots of hot races. However, he had time to..
Theodore W. Lockwood became the First Commander of the newly chartered American Legion Ravalli Post 47 in Hamilton, Montana. Lockwood was a farmer at Woodside just north of Hamilton.
"HONOR ROLL: That the memory of the boys who gave their lives in service of their country and to perpetuate its ideals, shall live as an inspiration to courage and to patriotism." Erected under the auspices of the Service Star Legion, Ravalli County, Montana 1921
On October 25, 1929 Ravalli Post 47 received a Certificate of Distinguished Service from the National Commander for:
"During the year shown by the affixed gold seal, there was enrolled in Ravalli Post, No. 47, Department of Montana, The American Legion, a membership exceeding the previous year's membership by four hundred per cent or greater. This remarkable achievement has entitled the post to permanent affiliation with the four hundred per..
Ravalli Republic Thursday, May 26, 1932:
"An observance of Memorial day that will eclipse any in recent years in Hamilton will take place Monday morning at the Memorial park in Riverview cemetery under the auspicess of the American Legion and the Spanish-American War Veterans. The chief feature will be the unveiling of the great monument which is being established this week in membory of the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic...
The monument is a..
Dedicated in Honor and Memory of All Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic
A resolution (No. 2) was adopted by the American Legion Department of Montana at their mmid-winter meeting in Helena, Montana on December 7, 1952.
Ravalli Post 47 was one of the first posts in Montana to start this program.
Presently the Post maintains 28 markers located from Woodside (North of Hamilton) to Lost Trail Pass. Phil Meis is the chairman of the program and Greg Marose has been assisting. The weeds are trimed around the marker and..
In January 2012, Ravalli Post 45 began sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 1962 and Cub Scout Pack 2962. In November 2015 we began to also sponsor a venturing Crew.
The scouts (troop and crew members) have helped our post in maintaining and placing white crosses and flags at veterans grave sights for Memorial Day activities, and Scouts from all three units have participated in Corvallis Memorial Day Parades.
Pack: Cub Scoouting is for parents, leaders, and organizations to..