Post 47 Hamilton, Montana

Post 47

Hamilton, Montana

Post 47 Hamilton, Montana

About This Post

Post Namesake

Ravalli (County) - Named for Fr. Antonio Ravalli S.J., a Jesuit missionary who left, an indelible mark in the history of Montana and who had a WWII Liberty ship named in his honor.

What Makes this Post Unique

First American Legion Post chartered in Ravalli County, Montana and 47th one chartered in Montana.

ACTIVITIES: Sponsors American Legion Red Sox Baseball Team, Boy Scouts of America (Cub Scout Pack, Boys Scout Troop, and Venture Scout Crew). and Boys State attendees; Provides Military Honors at veterans funerals and Color Guard at parades and ceremonies; Hosts Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and social events; Maintains white cross highway fatality markers and Places flags and grave markers on veterans graves for Memorial Day; Instructs on flag display and etiquette.

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HISTORY

1910

American Legion Charter Ravalli Post 47, Hamilton, MT

Dec 13, 1919

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..

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American Legion Charter Ravalli Post 47, Hamilton, MT
First Commander of Ravalli Post 47

First Commander of Ravalli Post 47

Dec 1919

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.


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1920

Doughboy Memorial - Ravalli County

Aug 1, 1921

"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


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Doughboy Memorial - Ravalli County
Membership Award

Membership Award

Oct 25, 1929

  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..

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1930

G.A.R. Memorial Dedication at Riverside Cemetery, Hamilton

May 1932

Dedicated in Honor and Memory of All Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic


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G.A.R. Memorial Dedication at Riverside Cemetery, Hamilton
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Dedication

Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Dedication

May 30, 1932

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..

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1950

White Cross Highway Fatality Markers

Dec 7, 1952

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..

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White Cross Highway Fatality Markers

2010

Sponsered Boy Scouts of America Units

Sponsered Boy Scouts of America Units

Jan 1, 2014

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..

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