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  • Whitefish, Montana


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    Overview

    Whitefish is the fictionalized version of the actual town. It is Kalispell's ardent rival.

     

    Location & Geography

    • Latitude/Longitude: 48°14′42″ N, 114°20′24″ W
    • Elevation: 3,028 feet.

     

    Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain. It lies on the western side of the continental divide near what will one day be Glacier National Park. The Whitefish River bisects the town of Whitefish as it courses south by southeast to briefly join the Stillwater River before it flows into the Flathead River.

     

    Whitefish Lake

    Surface Area: 5.2 sq. mil.

    Length: 5.8 mi.

    Width: 1.4 mi.

    Depth: 233 ft.

     

    Climate

    According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Whitefish has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters.

     

    History

    The small trading settlement of Whitefish was established at the height of the fur-trapping and trading industry in the 1830s. By 1840, as the fur trade dwindled, the settlement was becoming a haven for outlaws of all types. In the early 1860s, Elias Steelgrave began buying parcels of land in the area to eventually form Evergreen Ranch. If he could not purchase land at a low enough price, he drove the owners out and took it over.

     

    1867

    Frustrated by his lack of influence in the town of Kalispell, not to mention the fact that its founding was accredited to Ishmael Thornton, Elias set about taking over the town of Whitefish. By 1869, he was declared the town's primary benefactor and named the town's founder. This bit of rewritten history suited him just fine as he considered himself the town's savior.

     

    1871

    Elias Steelgrave summoned his son, gunfighter Case Steelgrave, home and had him installed as Whitefish's town marshal.

     

    Present Day

    The bitter rivalry between Whitefish and Kalispell continues although it is masked beneath a veneer of friendliness and cooperation. Many decent folk have moved to the Whitefish legal jurisdiction but they remain at the mercy of the outlaw gangs that inhabit the region.

     

    Travel Notes

    Nearest town: Kalispell (15.6 miles south)

    Nearest city: Missoula Mills (133 miles south)

     

    Currently, the only way to get to Kalispell, Whitefish, or other locations in the northwest region of the Montana territory is by stage, wagon, horseback, and, in some limited areas, boat. The nearest railhead is a fictionalized private railroad that runs from Sacramento to Missoula.

    • Railroads: We plan on adding the establishment of a railroad as an ongoing story line. At this point in time, characters may not be owners of a railroad.

     




About Sagas

Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.

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Site Credits

Founders: Stormwolfe & Longshot

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