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

The Log Cabin

This cabin is an excellent example of the pioneer’s construction techniques

 
 
Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
1. Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.   Log cabins were introduced to North America by the Swedes and Germans. Because they were easy to build and made use of readily available materials, log cabins became the most common building on the frontier. This cabin has dovetail notches and cement chinking. Other common notches were the saddle notch and the V-notch. Before cement became available, cabins were chinked with moss, clay, old rags or newspapers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 55.211′ N, 111° 30.011′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker can be reached from Trident Road. Marker is located in front of referenced cabin, within Montana's Missouri Headwaters State Park. 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. Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Colter’s Run (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Gallatin City (about 400 feet away); Gallatin City Hotel - 1868
Log Cabin Marker (<i><b>wide view</i></b>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
2. Log Cabin Marker (wide view)
(about 600 feet away); Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Naming of a River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (approx. half a mile away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gallatin City, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Montana
 
Log Cabin (<b><i>front view</i></b>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
3. Log Cabin (front view)
Log Cabin (<i><b>interior view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
4. Log Cabin (interior view)
Log Cabin (<b><i>side view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2013
5. Log Cabin (side view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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