Lewistown in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Reed and Bowles Stockade Trading Post
Erected 1940 by Julia Hancock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 47° 7.485′ N, 109° 26.693′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on U.S. 191. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewistown MT 59457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 108 Hawthorne Avenue (approx. 3.9 miles away); 240 mm Howitzer M1 (approx. 4 miles away); LGM-30A Minuteman I (approx. 4 miles away); Statue of Liberty (approx. 4 miles away); Viet Nam Service Appreciation Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Lewistown Silk Stocking Historic District Lewistown Mercantile Company (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saint Leo's Catholic Church (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
More about this marker. 2 miles north of Lewistown on Poor Farm Loop, a National Register of Historic Places site
Regarding Reed and Bowles Stockade Trading Post. Alonzo Reed and John Bowles built a stockade and trading post along the Carroll Trail, connecting Carroll on the Missouri and Helena at a time when travel was difficult by steamboat through Ft. Benton because of low water. They made much of their money trafficking liquor to the Indians.
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