Battle of the Little Big Horn began . . .
Battlefield Museum funder receives award
Kortlander, who founded and built the privately owned
Custer Battlefield Museum at Garryowen, was named
Tourism Person of the Year this week in Billings at the
Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation.
won the award for 10 years of efforts to enhance the
potential of the Big Horn County community and his
nonprofit museum near the Little Bighorn Battlefield
National Monument. He bought Garryowen in 1993,
and created the museum, rest stop, gas station,
convenience store and information center on his property
just off Interstate 90.
He also is
on the Board of Directors for Custer Country, the
tourism region that includes Billings and southeastern
Gov. Judy Martz and Chris Kortlander)
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