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Near Troy in Lincoln County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Kootenai River

 
 
Kootenai River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 21, 2010
1. Kootenai River Marker
Inscription. The river is named for the Kootenai tribe that lived and hunted in this part of Montana and adjoining territory in Idaho and Canada. They were settled south of Flathead Lake in 1855 with the Salish on the Flathead Reservation.
     They were friendly with neighboring mountain tribes but suffered frequently from the incursions of their bitter enemies the Blackfeet, who came across the Continental Divide from the plains on horse stealing and scalp raising expeditions.
     First white men in here were trappers and traders for British fur companies as early as 1809. Placer discoveries were made and mining operations commenced about sixty years later.
 
Location. 48° 27.168′ N, 115° 46.19′ W. Marker is near Troy, Montana, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 2 4 miles east of Montana Highway 56, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy MT 59935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Kootenai River Waterfowl Home and Highway (a few steps from this marker).
 
Additional comments.
1. Hike from Marker to Kootenai River
The Kootenai River, swing bridge, and Kootenai
Kootenai River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 21, 2010
2. Kootenai River
Falls are accessible from the marker by a hiking trail. The hike starts just east of the marker, and it is less than a mile to these features.
    — Submitted January 29, 2014.

 
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Swing Pedestrian Bridge over the Kootenai River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 21, 2010
3. Swing Pedestrian Bridge over the Kootenai River
Kootenai Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 21, 2010
4. Kootenai Falls
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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