Near Fort Peck in Valley County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Old Fort Peck
To peaceful Indians it was an important trading post, to trappers and rivermen a safe shelter from warlike Indians. Stern wheel steamers loaded and unloaded here and took on wood for steam for their journeys.
Old Fort Peck is history. Its site lies peacefully, with its memories, covered by a man made lake which is formed by the largest earth filled dam ever built by man.
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Location. 48° 0.048′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Peck MT 59223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Peck Administration Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); First National Bank of Glasgow (approx. 15.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Old Fort Peck -- FortPeckDam.com. In 1871 the Milk River Indian Agency was moved to Fort Peck from its former location at the mouth of People's Creek on the Milk River. This Agency represented the Assinboine, Brule, Teton, Hunkpapa and Yanktonai Sioux Tribes. Thus the stockade remained a combination trading post and Indian Agency until 14 July 1879 when the Agency was moved to the Poplar Creek and the trading post abandoned. (Submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.