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Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Choteau House

 
 
Choteau House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Choteau House Marker
Inscription.  I.G. Baker and T. C. Power built the original Thwing House in 1868. Under the watchful eye of Mrs. Thwing, this “downtown” hotel competed with the Overland. The hotel closed in 1870 and was rented as military officers’ quarters. It reopened as the Choteau House in 1879, owned and operated by dapper Irishman Jere Sullivan. His glib tongue promoted both his hostelry and Fort Benton. Sullivan gradually rebuilt the structure in brick and added the third story during the homestead days.
 
Erected by Montana Historical 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. 47° 49.134′ N, 110° 39.961′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Front Street near 17th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1614 Front Street, Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. I.G. Baker Home (here, next to this marker); a different marker
Choteau House and Marker (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Choteau House and Marker (on left)
also named The Choteau House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named I.G. Baker Home (a few steps from this marker); T.C. Power Dry Goods Store (a few steps from this marker); H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Francis Meager (within shouting distance of this marker); Drowning of the Governor (within shouting distance of this marker); T.C. Power Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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