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Sheridan in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley Marker
Captions: (top center) This is the southeast corner of Main and Mill Streets, circa 1910.; (top right) Afternoon on Main, circa 1900. "The Chinook" an early Sheridan newspaper, was owned by Frank B. Linderman, writer, essayist, trapper and member of the state legislature. This building was located on the west side of Main Street,; (bottom center) Early photo of Sheridan; (background photo) Mill Street, circa 1900. This photo was taken from Main Street looking east. On the left is the Bateman/Raymond building. Sheridan's first jail is the building behind the fence. The white two-story house later burned down and the two story Rossiter home is behind the large trees. On the right is the Hagenberger City Meat Market.
Inscription.  This small community of Sheridan is located approximately 55 miles south of Butte. Our population is 700 within the town proper, and approximately another 700 in the adjacent Ruby Valley rural area. When those who had come to Virginia City in the quest for gold and riches found that many of their dreams were not going to materialize, they began looking elsewhere. This led to other industries of agriculture and timber, as well as mining for minerals other than gold. The first lumber mill in the Sheridan area was built in 1863 to fulfill the needs of the underground mines and the community being established. In 1866 the post office was established and the little hamlet needed a name. There were a considerable number of miners in the area who had traveled north and west after the Civil War and the general consensus was to name the hamlet after General Phillip Henry Sheridan, a prominent and popular general affectionately called "Little Phil". Thus the town of Sheridan was born and became a supply town for the area miners, loggers, ranchers and people traveling westward in search of a new and better life. Sheridan was incorporated in 1893.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley Marker
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Location. 45° 27.387′ N, 112° 11.835′ W. Marker is in Sheridan, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 287) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 North Main Street, Sheridan MT 59749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robber's Roost (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Trail of Lewis & Clark (approx. 8.9 miles away); Road Agent Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); Garnets, Vigilantes and Gold Dredges (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Jefferson Valley (approx. 11.2 miles away); Lewis & Clark Camped Here (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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