Submission Number: FD-30186-000223 

Received: 9/16/2015 5:16:45 PM
Commenter: Joan Brownell
State: Montana

Agency: Surface Transportation Board
Initiative: Tongue River Railroad
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
I have spent considerable time within the Tongue River Valley during my professional career as a historian. The Tongue River is recognized as one of the few remaining pristine cultural landscapes in Montana. Tied both to the heritage of the Northern Cheyenne people and the Anglo ranching community. the Tongue River continues to convey its history. The intrusion of a railroad through this landscape will disrupt and seriously affect these resources. Please consider and chose the alternative against construction of the Tongue River railroad. Thank you.