Essex in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Izaak Walton Inn Historic Site
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 48° 16.956′ N, 113° 36.372′ W. Marker is in Essex, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Izaak Walton Inn Road, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 2. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Goat Lick (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Also see . . . History of the Izaak Walton Inn -- Izaak Walton Inn. Essex, Montana is a small railroad town located 60 miles east of Kalispell Montana, and bordering Glacier National Park and the Great Bear Wilderness Area. But at one time, Glacier National Park was supposed to have a south entrance in Essex. The Addison Miller Company banked on that when they contracted with the Great Northern Railroad to build and operate a hotel and lunchroom on railroad land. However, World War II threw a kink in plans and soon Essex went from future tourism hotspot to a trainyard in a spectacular location. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.