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Near Worden in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

A Crossroads of Events

 
 
A Crossroads of Events Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 2, 2010
1. A Crossroads of Events Marker
Inscription. The Yellowstone Valley at Pompeys Pillar was a crossroads for travelers and wildlife and a cavalry campsite and staging area.

The artist’s rendering on this sign depicts the area directly across the river as it may have looked in 1873 when Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and men of the Yellowstone Expedition, commanded by Col. David Stanley, camped there.

The troops protected engineers and surveyors working on the Northern Pacific Line from Indian attacks. The completed railroad would soon link the rest of the country with the North Pacific coast.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 45° 59.724′ N, 108° 0.333′ W. Marker is near Worden, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from Old Highway 312 half a mile east of Bundy Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Pompeys Pillar National Monument; the above directions are to the driveway entrance into the monument. Marker is in this post office area: Worden MT 59088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pompey's Pillar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp #44 of the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition (approx. 0.6 miles
View to the Northwest from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 2, 2010
2. View to the Northwest from Marker
Area depicted in the artist's rendering on the marker
away); a different marker also named Pompey’s Pillar (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker. The marker may be accessed from the pathway and boardwalk that leads from the visitor center to the west side of Pompeys Pillar. The marker is at the end of the boardwalk, and it is approximately 1/4 mile from the visitor center to the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pompeys Pillar National Monument. From the official Bureau of Land Management website. (Submitted on April 29, 2015.) 

2. Welcome to Friends of Pompeys Pillar. (Submitted on April 29, 2015.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWars, US Indian
 
View to the West from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 2, 2010
3. View to the West from Marker
Pompeys Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 2, 2010
4. Pompeys Pillar
View to west from visitor center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 163 times since then. 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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