Near Stevensville in Ravalli County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Fort Owen State Monument
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 46° 31.176′ N, 114° 5.84′ W. Marker is near Stevensville, Montana, in Ravalli County. Marker is on Fort Owen Ranch Road near Stevi Cutoff Road (State Highway 269), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99 Fort Owen Ranch Road, Stevensville MT 59870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Fort Owen (a few steps from this marker); Hunter Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gleason Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); IOOF Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thorton Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Buck/Stevensville Trading Co (approx. 0.7 miles away); First State Bank Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Mary's Mission (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevensville.
Also see . . . Major Owen's LoLos -- Discovering Lewis and Clark. In the fall of 1850 a 32-year-old former army sutler from Pennsylvania named John Owen arrived in the valley of the Bitterroot River with his common-law Shoshone wife, Nancy. They made the harrowing journey by ox-car... Having heard of the varied attractions of the Bitterroot Valley—which the men of Isaac Stevens's western railroad survey were soon to characterize as "the valley of perennial spring"... Owen paid $250, cash, for the physical remains of St. Mary's Mission,... Immediately Owen began developing his property into what was to become, for a short time, one of the most important commercial centers in the Northwest. (Submitted on September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.