Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Great Northern Railway
1887 The Great Northern Came to Fort Benton
Exasperated, Gibson decided to build on top of the hill and stated that he would "see the grass grow in the streets of Fort Benton," and he almost did, However, the confrontation save the levee from ties, tracks, and trains and left Front Street with an unobstructed view of the river.
Erected by Fort Benton Chamber of Commerce.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 47° 48.753′ N, 110° 40.215′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on River Street near 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nez Perce Fight (within shouting distance of this marker); Whoop Up Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Coulson's Steamboat Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort LaBarge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Campbell (about 500 feet away); Most Progressive in Montana (about 800 feet away); Cow Island Incident (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little Shell Chippewa (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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