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Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Post Headquarters

(Exchange)

 

— Fort Missoula Historic District —

 
Post Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
1. Post Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Originally the post exchange, this building served as a recreation hall for the stationed men. The exchange evolved from the post trader’s store, an integral element in early forts where the men could buy staples and supplies. As early as 1888, the post exchange or canteen had replaced the post trader’s store. In time, the post headquarters began to carry food, clothing, jewelry, personal effects, gifts, and other items so that personnel could shop for almost any occasion without leaving the post. Built in 1906 for $21,800, the building served as the post exchange until 1962 when it became the post headquarters. Under the army’s sell/lease program, the Naval Reserve training center was located here. The building has since housed Forest Service personnel, the U.S. Army facilities manager, and the Montana Natural History Center.
 
Erected by Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 46° 50.509′ N, 114° 3.519′ 
Post Headquarters and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
2. Post Headquarters and Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker can be reached from Fort Missoula Road near C Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula MT 59804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building (here, next to this marker); Parade Grounds (a few steps from this marker); T-1 Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 1877 Fort Missoula Officers' Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Missoula 1910 Era Barrack Buildings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missoula's First Flight (about 400 feet away); Fort Missoula Officer's Row (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. This marker and building are located on the grounds of Fort Missoula.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Post Headquarters (Exchange) Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
3. Post Headquarters (Exchange) Building
Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2019
4. Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (T-2) Building and Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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