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Award-winning poet Richard Hugo taught at the University of Montana at Missoula, which has some of his original works in a special collection designated for scholars. (You can read his poetry at www.poetryfoundation.org.) The collection includes journals, letters, and even fishing gear. Fishing is a popular pastime in Montana, especially where the three rivers come together in Missoula.

Read more about Richard Hugo here: poets.org.

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Also learn about Hugo House in Seattle through our Washington page.

This is the first stop on our Montana Trail!

Patricia Smart