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Near Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Grasshopper Creek

 
 
Grasshopper Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
1. Grasshopper Creek Marker
Inscription.  In midsummer, 1862, John White and party discovered gold on this creek several miles down stream. The first major gold rush to what is now Montana resulted.
 
Erected by Montana State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNotable Events.
 
Location. 45° 10.008′ N, 113° 0.45′ W. Marker is near Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker can be reached from Bannack Road near State Highway 278, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Bannack Road, Dillon MT 59725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Electric Gold Dredge (a few steps from this marker); Bannack Historical District (approx. half a mile away); Bannack (approx. half a mile away); A Tribute to Sidney Edgerton (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Bannack (approx. half a mile away); Nez Perce Camp (approx.
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0.7 miles away); The Way It Used To Be... Way Back (approx. 9.7 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a small parking area near the entrance to Bannack State Park.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Grasshopper Creek and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
2. Grasshopper Creek and Marker
Grasshopper Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
3. Grasshopper Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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