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Marysville in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

Marysville, Montana

Marysville, Montana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Doreen Thomson
1. Marysville, Montana Marker
Inscription.  In 1870 the mining town of Marysville was established and named for the first pioneer woman here, Mary Ralston, by Thomas Cruse, owner of the famous Drum Lummon Mine.

By 1900, the Marysville Mining District was reported to be the richest gold mining area in the world with a production of $60,000,000 one-half of which was taken from the Drum Lummon mine.

Other local rich gold mines also producing at that time were the Bald Mountain, Bald Butte, Empire, Belmont, Penobscot, Gloster and Shannon.

The towns population at its peak was estimated to be 4000 residents. They had the service of two railroads and 60 business establishments including 2 newspapers.

Erected by the Marysville Pioneers Association - 1970.
Erected 1970 by Marysville Pioneers Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 46° 44.902′ N, 112° 17.986′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is at the intersection

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of 1st Street and Grand Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. The marker is on 1st Street which is the short street before Marysville Road becomes Belmont Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville MT 59640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Booming Little Place (here, next to this marker); Marysville General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Marysville Shaffer House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marysville School House (about 500 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Marysville (about 700 feet away); Over a Billion Years of Montana's Geological History (approx. 11.9 miles away); The Frenchwoman's Road (approx. 12.9 miles away); The Mullan Road (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
More about this marker. Marker is well kept and fully visible from the road.
Regarding Marysville, Montana. Settlement of Marysville, Montana. Information on gold mining in the area.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Apr. 14, 2024