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

Howdy Everyone! Glad to See You

 
 
Howdy Everyone! Glad to See You Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
1. Howdy Everyone! Glad to See You Marker
Inscription.  The Department of Transportation launched an ambitious program in 1936 to promote the state's scenic, recreational, and historical treasures. The brainchild of department engineer Bob Fletcher, the program included roadside historical markers, landscaped picnic areas, roadside museums, highway maps, and a network of ports-of-entry stations strategically located at each of the main highways at Montana's border. The stations consisted of rustic-looking log cabins, like this one, manned during the summer months by well-mannered and courteous college students duded up in blue jeans, western-style shirts, cowboy boots, and bandannas. The attendants distributed information and answered questions from visitors to Montana about its natural and historic resources, providing each out-of-state vehicle with a road map and tabloid history of the state. The MDT build this station in 1936 and it originally sat along old US Highway 91 in Lima. For two decades, thousands of visitors to Montana stopped at the cabin to learn about the state and receive a friendly welcome to Big Sky Country. The stations were an important part of Montana's tourist industry until
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the MDT phase them out in the 1950s.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationParks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 44° 37.866′ N, 112° 35.322′ W. Marker is in Lima, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bailey Street and Old US Highway 91 (Harrison Street), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lima MT 59739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tendoy Mountains (a few steps from this marker); The Montana Road (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
More about this marker. The Welcome Cabin is located at the Lima Rest Area.
 
Welcome Cabin and Howdy Everyone! Glad to See You Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
2. Welcome Cabin and Howdy Everyone! Glad to See You Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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