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

Fort Benton – Fort MacLeod Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Fort Benton – Fort MacLeod Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Fort Benton to Fort MacLeod or "Whoop-up" Trail into Canada was the main artery of commerce in the 1869-1883 era. Twenty yoke of oxen was a team and each team hauled three of the heavy freight wagons loaded with trade goods, calico and whiskey. They returned loaded with hides for the St. Louis market. Until the closing of the river trade this road was the source of supply for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the boundary survey and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The resourceful, fearless plainsmen and bullwhackers relaxed at the end of their hazardous journey, opened up their cargo, not the calico, and "whooped it up." Thus the name "Fort Whoop-up" and the famous "Whoop-up Trail."
 
Location. 47° 49.213′ N, 110° 39.852′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and 18th Street, on the right on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Montana Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Relics (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Fort Benton – Fort MacLeod Trail Marker
Fort Benton and the Indian Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benton Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Benton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Keelboat Mandan (about 300 feet away); War Dogs Memorial (about 300 feet away); Buffalo Robe Fur Press (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the outside of the traffic circle.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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