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

H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company Marker
Inscription.  This structure opened in 1882 during Fort Benton’s “glory days” as Montana’s largest hardware store. T. C. Power and Hans Wackerlin operated the business. Wackerlin, a tinsmith, had come to Fort Benton in 1867 aboard the steam boat Richmond, which had been commandeered from Missouri to Montana by Quantrill’s Raiders. Affiliation with I. G. Baker in 1888 allowed Wackerlin to expand his inventory, adding shelf and builder’s hardware, queensware, glassware, and house furnishings. Wackerlin sold out to T. C. Power in 1895.
 
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° 49.147′ N, 110° 39.953′ 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: 1620 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. T.C. Power Dry Goods Store
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company Marker
(here, next to this marker); The Choteau House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Choteau House (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); I.G. Baker Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named I.G. Baker Home (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. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
3. H.J. Wackerlin Hardware Company building
 

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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 53 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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