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Owners list part of historic Montana ranch for sale

July 30, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The owners of a 147-year-old Montana ranch have placed a portion of the property on the market for $3 million.

The Missoulian reported Monday that Charlie and Nancy Deschamps are selling 279 acres (113 hectares) of the Missoula ranch along the Clark Fork River.

The area for sale is within the river’s flood plain, preventing development on the land.

The Deschamps Ranch produces about 1,000 tons (907 metric tons) of hay each year.

Charlie Deschamps’ great-grandfather Gaspard Deschamps homesteaded the ranch in 1872.

The 72-year-old says they’re selling the land because it’s getting more difficult to maintain. .

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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