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

Sacajawea Hotel

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
1. Sacajawea Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Arrival of the Milwaukee Railroad caused Three Forks to move (1908-1910) one mile up the Missouri River from its 1863 townsite, as happened with many sister towns in the developing West. Milwaukee Railroad purchasing agent John Q. Adams saw need for a hotel to serve travelers and residents, and he thriftily purchased the Madison House (built 1862) and had it moved from the “old town” on log rollers. The Madison House’s front half is the apartment wing on the northeast end of the hotel, and its rear half forms the main kitchen, a dining room, and staff rooms in the southeast wing. The 1910 construction houses the main lobby and hotel rooms. With the Milwaukee Railroad depot across the street, the Sacajawea Hotel promptly became a business and social center for the area. Only five years later, the railroad removed most of its facilities, slowing Three Forks’ growth. The formal exterior proclaims the Sacajawea as a classic pioneer town grand hotel, but its Arts and Crafts style interior is warmly informal and welcoming, as intended by Bozeman architect Fred Wilson.
 
Erected by Montana Historical
Sacajawea Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
2. Sacajawea Hotel Marker
The marker is below the light globe to the left of the entrance.
Society; Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 45° 53.721′ N, 111° 33.131′ W. Marker is in Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 North Main Street, 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. Thunder Horses (within shouting distance of this marker); In Patriotic Memory of Sacajawea (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacajawea (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colter’s Run (about 500 feet away); The Three Forks of the Missouri (about 600 feet away); Gallatin City (approx. 1˝ miles away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
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Sacajawea Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
3. Sacajawea Hotel Marker
Sacajawea Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
4. Sacajawea Hotel Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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