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Near Brockway in McCone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Brockway, Montana

 
 
Brockway, Montana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
1. Brockway, Montana Marker
Inscription.  In 1910, the three Brockway brothers filed on adjoining homesteads along the fertile Redwater River near here. A small trading center on brother James's homestead provided supplies and other services to their neighbors. by 1913, the settlement's importance to the area had grown enough to justify opening a post office, About that time, the Great Northern Railway announced plans, which did not materialize, to build a line across central Montana and surveyed the current Brockway town site. The town became a thriving community with over 20 businesses. Brockway built a high school in 1916 and was in the running for the county seat of what is now McCone County. In celebration of a herd of dairy cows arriving in 1918, one of eastern Montana's oldest and best rodeos, the Brockway Dairy Day Rodeo was established. The Northern Pacific Railway's Redwater branch line reached the town in 1928. Brockway's economy boomed as it became a major livestock shipping point reaching number one in the U.S. in 1934. The small town even boasted a drive-in theater that operated from 1950 to 1962. Brockway is now a peaceful frontier community, proud of its past and optimistic
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Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 47° 18.162′ N, 105° 46.08′ W. Marker is near Brockway, Montana, in McCone County. Marker is on Montana Route 253 at milepost 46 near 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockway MT 59214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Circle (approx. 11.2 miles away); Northern Pacific Railroad in Redwater Valley (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Brockway, Montana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
2. Brockway, Montana Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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