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

Gallatin City Hotel - 1868

 
 
Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
1. Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 Marker
Inscription.  Built by Jarvis Akin, the Hotel was originally a one-room building of hand-hewn logs. It was the center of Gallatin City's social life; travelers sometimes complained of not being able to sleep because of the ruckus. As the town died, the Hotel was turned into a barn; later, sections of it were torn down and carted away to be used elsewhere.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 55.169′ N, 111° 29.878′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Trident Road 1˝ miles north of Interstate 90, on the right when traveling north. Marker is adjacent to the historic hotel structure referenced, inside Missouri Headwaters State Park, on the east side of Trident Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Gallatin City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colter’s Run (about 400 feet away); The Log Cabin (about 600 feet away); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>marker visible near fence</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
2. Gallatin City Hotel (marker visible near fence)
(about 700 feet away); Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark (approx. half a mile away); The Naming of a River (approx. half a mile away); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
More about this marker. Access to the marker is along a short path from the Missouri Headwaters State Park entrance parking lot. The parking lot is on Trident Road directly across from the state park office. Access to the state park is from the I-90 exit 278 Frontage Road.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gallatin City, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Montana
 
Also see . . .  Old Gallatin City Hotel.
Gallatin City was vacated by 1890, as Bozeman became the main town in the area. The only building remaining is the shell of the Gallatin Hotel, now preserved in the Missouri Headwaters State Park. (Submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>west view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
3. Gallatin City Hotel (west view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>southwest view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
4. Gallatin City Hotel (southwest view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>south view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
5. Gallatin City Hotel (south view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>northeast view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
6. Gallatin City Hotel (northeast view)
Gallatin City Hotel (<i>north view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
7. Gallatin City Hotel (north view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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