Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Location of the bridge was a compromise between the two districts. Both uptown and downtown merchants owned large-scale freighting outfits and literally sold everything. Some even owned steamboat lines. From 1864 to 1890 they competed heavily for the flourishing trade throughout Montana and Canada, and contributed the lion's share to the growth of the Northwest.
Erected by Fort Benton Chamber of Commerce.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 47° 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. Stage Lines (a few steps from this marker); Davidson and Moffitt Harness Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Campbell (about 500 feet away); Bank of Northern Montana (about 500 feet away); Grand Union Hotel (about 500 feet away); Stockmen's National Bank (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Grand Union Hotel (about 600 feet away); Fort Benton Levee (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.