In the 1860s John M. Bozeman, an adventurous young Georgian, opened a trial from Fort Laramie, Wyoming, to Virginia City, Montana, across the hostile Indian country east of here. He brought his first party through in 1863 and the next year guided a large wagon trail of emigrants and gold-seekers over this pass, racing with an outfit in charge of Jim Bridger. Bridger used a pass north of here. These pioneer speed demons made as much as fifteen or twenty miles a day-some days. The outfits reach Virginia City within a few hours of each other.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 40.07′ N, 110° 48.441′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Galatine County. Marker is on Interstate 90 at milepost 318, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in a pull-off on the north side of I-90 opposite
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Ellis (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Bozeman Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. Lewis & Clark Expedition
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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