Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Log Cabin
This cabin is an excellent example of the pioneer’s construction techniques
Log cabins were introduced to North America by the Swedes and Germans. Because they were easy to build and made use of readily available materials, log cabins became the most common building on the frontier. This cabin has dovetail notches and cement chinking. Other common notches were the saddle notch and the V-notch. Before cement became available, cabins were chinked with moss, clay, old rags or newspapers.
Location. 45° 55.211′ N, 111° 30.011′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Trident Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of referenced cabin, within Montana's Missouri Headwaters State Park. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Colter’s Run (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 (about 600 feet away); Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Naming of a River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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