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Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Dillon's Founding

1880-1930

 
 
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January 1, 2009
1. Dillon's Founding Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the first public school building which was also used for the first court house-theatre and library in Dillon

Dedicated to the pioneers of the valley on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Dillon.

Placed by Beaverhead Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1930 by Daughters of the American Revolution Beaverhead Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 45° 12.947′ N, 112° 38.147′ W. Marker is in Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Glendale Street and South Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on E. Glendale Street. Marker is by the door to the church's guild hall of the St. James Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 E Glendale Street, Dillon MT 59725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

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walking distance of this marker. Hotel Andrus (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dillon Implement Company (about 600 feet away); Lewis and Clark Pathfinder Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dillon City Hall Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Dillon City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Medicine Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Barrett House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaverhead County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
Regarding Dillon's Founding. The marker marks the remnant building that was the city of Dillon's first courthouse and one of Dillon's first public school buildings, its first theater, and first library.
 
Dillon's Founding Marker image. Click for full size.
June 16, 2017
2. Dillon's Founding Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2020, by Cheryl Genovese of Bozeman, Montana. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2020, by Cheryl Genovese of Bozeman, Montana. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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