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

Southern Gallatin County

 
 
Southern Gallatin County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
1. Southern Gallatin County Marker
Inscription.  This basin was settled by ranchers and homesteaders. Bannock Indians had encampments here as late as 1913. Near here is the west entrance to Yellowstone Park, the nation’s first National Park(1872). West Yellowstone was founded in 1908 with the coming of the Union Pacific, Oregon Short-Line. Passenger service ended in 1961. (Railroad abandoned in 1980) In 1908 a Post Office and military camp were located four miles inside the park at Riverside. From 1909 to 1920, the Post Office was called “Yellowstone” (West Yellowstone). The military managed Yellowstone Park from “Fort Yellowstone” in Mammoth until 1916. Beginning in the 1880’s, horse-drawn stagecoaches were taking tourists through the park. Cars were permitted by 1915 and yellow park buses in 1917. Lionhead Ski Area located on Targhee Pass increased tourists to this area. Paiute Indian Chief Winnemuca’s two daughters, Sarah and Elma are buried in this area. Winnemuca, Nevada was named for them.
 
Erected 2002 by Montana Cultural Trust The Gallatin County Historical Society.
 
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Location. 44° 41.109′ N, 111° 15.577′ W. Marker is near West Yellowstone, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Targhee Pass Highway (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling north. Marker is close to the state line. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Targhee Pass Highway, West Yellowstone MT 59758, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sawtell's Ranch (approx. 7.4 miles away in Idaho); Oregon Short Line 1903 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Snowed In! (approx. 8 miles away); Oregon Shortline Terminus (approx. 8 miles away); Montana's Centennial Train (approx. 8.1 miles away); Union Pacific Identification Pylon (approx. 8.2 miles away); Earthquake Lake Geologic Area (approx. 8.9 miles away); Geologists' Dream (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Yellowstone.
 
Southern Gallatin County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
2. Southern Gallatin County Marker
Southern Gallatin County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
3. Southern Gallatin County Marker
Two markers, side by side
Southern Gallatin County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
4. Southern Gallatin County Marker
The second marker, not really "historical" in nature
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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