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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Montana

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Montana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Montana Marker
Inscription. Capital-Helena

Fur trappers worked in the region as early as the 1740s. Acquired as a portion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Lewis and Clark explored the area in 1805. The region offered American fur traders a profitable business and the discovery of gold in the 1850s and 1860s led to the rapid settlement of mining camps. Montana was the scene of General George Custer’s defeat by the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in 1876. The state was formed from the Montana Territory, created in 1864.

1742-Explored by the Verendrye brothers for France
1847-Permanently settled by Americans
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 41st state.
 
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 76° 46.966′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Click for map. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington (here, next to this marker); South Dakota (here, next to this marker); Idaho (here, next to this marker); North Dakota (here, next to this marker); Wyoming

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); Colorado (a few steps from this marker); Utah (a few steps from this marker); Nebraska (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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