Near Troy in Lincoln County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
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 Route 56, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy MT 59935, United States of America.
1. Hike from Marker to Kootenai River
The Kootenai River, swing bridge, and Kootenai 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.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 150 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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