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Near East Helena in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Manlove Homestead

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
1. The Manlove Homestead Marker
Inscription.  During the summer of 1864 a wagon train from Iowa heading west for the Oregon country stopped near this site to rest and repair their wagon before crossing the Rocky Mountains.
Among these pioneers were Jonathan and Elmira Manlove and their two small children. They liked the Prickly Pear Valley and decided to stay behind and make this their home.
Their first dwelling was this log house originally built about one-half mile northwest of this site. Part of the East Helena Townsite was once their potato field and pasture, still called the Manlove Grove.
They never left the Prickly Pear area and were the first permanent settlers in what is now Lewis and Clark County. This is no doubt the oldest structure in the county. It was moved to this location and restored by the East Helena Kiwanis Club.
Five more children were born to the Manlove's. One son, Wilber, was a barber and operated a shop on Main St. in East Helena until past 90 years of age
 
Erected by East Helena Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 46° 35.112′ N, 111° 
The Manlove Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
2. The Manlove Homestead and Marker
54.559′ W. Marker is near East Helena, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is on Route 518 near U.S. 287, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Helena MT 59635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Helena Main Street Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 5.1 miles away); Montana Veterans and Pioneers Memorial Building (approx. 5.1 miles away); Thomas Francis Meagher. (approx. 5.2 miles away); Temple Emanuel (approx. 5.9 miles away); Benton Avenue Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Manlove Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2019
3. The Manlove Homestead Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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