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Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gallatin City Hotel - 1868

 
 
Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
1. Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 Marker
Inscription.
Built by Jarvis Akin, the Hotel was originally a one-room building of hand-hewn logs. It was the center of Gallatin City's social life; travelers sometimes complained of not being able to sleep because of the ruckus. As the town died, the Hotel was turned into a barn; later, sections of it were torn down and carted away to be used elsewhere.
 
Location. 45° 55.169′ N, 111° 29.878′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Trident Road 1.5 miles north of Interstate 90, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the historic hotel structure referenced, inside Missouri Headwaters State Park, on the east side of Trident Road. Marker is in this post office area: Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colterís Run (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeffersonís Instructions to Lewis and Clark (approx. half a mile away); The Naming of a River (approx. half a mile away); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx.
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>marker visible near fence</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
2. Gallatin City Hotel (marker visible near fence)
1.7 miles away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Colterís Run (approx. 3 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Three Forks.
 
More about this marker. Access to the marker is along a short path from the Missouri Headwaters State Park entrance parking lot. The parking lot is on Trident Road directly across from the state park office. Access to the state park is from the I-90 exit 278 Frontage Road.
 
Also see . . .  Old Gallatin City Hotel.
Gallatin City was vacated by 1890, as Bozeman became the main town in the area. The only building remaining is the shell of the Gallatin Hotel, now preserved in the Missouri Headwaters State Park. (Submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>west view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
3. Gallatin City Hotel (west view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>southwest view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
4. Gallatin City Hotel (southwest view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>south view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
5. Gallatin City Hotel (south view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>northeast view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
6. Gallatin City Hotel (northeast view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>north view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
7. Gallatin City Hotel (north view)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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