Beartooths' First Fishing Camp Scorched by Wildfire

August 3, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Some parts of the historic Camp Senia outside Red Lodge were lost in a wildfire last week. The great-granddaughter of the folks who started the camp evacuated, with her husband, after learning of the fire’s approach on their one-year anniversary. “Camp Senia holds more significance to the Millers than simply the place of their marriage. The camp was built and owned by Carrie Miller’s great-grandparents, Alfred and Senia Croonquist, in the early 1900s. Her grandmother, Senia Mabel Croonquist Hart, grew up at the camp and still resides in Red Lodge.” Zach Benoit in the Billings Gazette.