Brockway in McCone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Fort Peck Dam and Lake
In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the construction of Fort Peck Dam during the tough years of the Great Depression. The intent of the dam was to provide flood control and to assist navigation on the Missouri River. It also provided water for irrigation and, beginning in 1943, functioned as a hydroelectric facility. Construction on the dam began in 1934 and was completed in 1940. At its peak in 1936, over 10,500 workers labored on the dam and lived, many with their families, in the eighteen shanty towns that surrounded the construction site. On resident later wrote:
Here we are out where there is nothing
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Location. 47° 19.505′ N, 106° 10.283′ W. Marker is in Brockway, Montana, in McCone County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 200 at milepost 248 and South Flowing Wells Road, on the left when traveling west on Highway 200. 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 walking distance of this marker. Dinosaurs (here, next to this marker); Join the Voyage of Discovery (here, next to this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Flowing Wells Rest Area
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.