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White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Logan

 
 
Fort Logan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2015
1. Fort Logan Marker
Inscription.
The discovery of gold, silver, lead and copper in this area brought about the establishment of Camp Baker in 1869 to protect settlers from Indian raids.

Named Fort Logan in 1877, the post was abandoned in 1880. The block house which remains standing was given to the Meagher County Historical Society by Mrs. Sidney Berg.

-20 miles west-
 
Location. 46° 32.806′ N, 110° 54.379′ W. Marker is in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, in Meagher County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 89 and Chilton Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 89. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Sulphur Springs MT 59645, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Logan, Blockhouse, White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County, MT. The Historic American Buildings Survey record for the Fort Logan Blockhouse. (Submitted on August 22, 2015.) 

2. Fort Logan (1869-1880).
Established as Camp Baker 30 Nov 1869 and named for Maj. Eugene M. Baker 2nd U.S. Cavalry. Designated Fort Logan 30 Dec 1878 and named after Capt. William Logan, 7th U.S. Infantry, who was killed in the Battle of Big Hole 9 Aug 1877. (Submitted on August 22, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Logan Blockhouse Replica & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2015
2. Fort Logan Blockhouse Replica & Marker

The small Fort Logan blockhouse replica is visible behind the marker in this view looking southeast from US Highway 89 immediately west of the marker.
<i>SOUTH ELEVATION - Fort Logan, Blockhouse, White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County, MT</i> image. Click for full size.
By John N DeHaas, Jr., 1965
3. SOUTH ELEVATION - Fort Logan, Blockhouse, White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County, MT
Historic American Buildings Survey Statement of Significance: Built in 1869-1870 as part of a military post established to protect the gold mining camps in the vicinity and the Fort Benton trade route. Fort Benton was the head of navigation on the Missouri River and supplies were shipped from there to Fort Ellis, Fort Shaw and other forts as well as to the many mining camps throughout the territory. The fort was originally named Camp Baker. The name was changed in 1877 in memory of a Captain Logan, who had served here and was killed at the Big Hole Battle engagement with Chief Joseph. The fort was active until 1880 with troops being sent from here as reinforcements elsewhere in the territory. The unusually designed log blockhouse with its square second floor set at 45 degree angle to the likewise square plan of the first floor, presents an eight-sided defensive structure. The building has been moved from its original location to about the center of the parade grounds, set on a concrete platform and restored in 1962.
Fort Logan Blockhouse Replica image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 10, 2015
4. Fort Logan Blockhouse Replica

This is a small replica of the blockhouse situated at Fort Logan 20 miles west of White Sulphur Springs.
 
 
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