Near Havre in Hill County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
General John J. Pershing served here in the 1890s, earning his nickname "Black Jack" because of his association with the Afro-American 10th Cavalry - the famed "Buffalo Soldiers." For many years, Fort Assinniboine soldiers worked with the Canadian Mounties to control smuggling across the border.
The War Department abandoned the
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Location. 48° 30.448′ N, 109° 47.905′ W. Marker is near Havre, Montana, in Hill County. Marker is on U.S. 87 near 82nd Avenue West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre MT 59501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters (approx. half a mile away); John A. Burns (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Assiniboine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Guardhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Assinniboine (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Assinniboine (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Assinniboine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Company Officer's Quarters (Duplexes) (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre.
Also see . . . Fort Assinniboine -- Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association. THE FORT, one of northern Montana’s earliest outposts, was a busy self contained city. Bakery, laundry, a barbershop and blacksmith facilities were in operation, as were a general store, post office, hotel, and restaurant. For recreation, the post band gave regular concerts, and the men engaged in such sport activities as baseball, track, and boxing. Other diversions offered included a library for reading, card playing, and checkers, plus an enlisted men’s amusement center housed in the regimental band barracks. The lifestyle was routine, with the men largely spared from battle activity. (Submitted on November 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.