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Near Virgelle in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Coal Banks Landing

 
 
Coal Banks Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
1. Coal Banks Landing Marker
Inscription.  Coal Banks Landing takes its name from the dark layer of lignite coal in the hillsides. The landing was used by steamboats during the Indian War of 1876-77 and the construction of Fort Assinniboine on the northwest side of the Bears Paw Mountains. The famed White Cliffs section of the Missouri River, which Captain Meriwether Lewis described as "seens of visionary inchantment" in his journals, begins about 10 miles downstream from here.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNatural Resources.
 
Location. 48° 1.919′ N, 110° 14.165′ W. Marker is near Virgelle, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Vigelle Ferry Road North near Terry Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virgelle Mercantile (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virgelle State Bank (approx. 1.3 miles away); An Island on the Plains (approx. 11.7 miles away); Cow Island Trail
Coal Banks Landing Marker, on left image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
2. Coal Banks Landing Marker, on left
(approx. 11.7 miles away); Judith Landing (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fort Walsh Trail (approx. 11.7 miles away); Big Sandy (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
View of the Stone Walls by Karl Bodmer image. Click for full size.
By Karl Bodmer
3. View of the Stone Walls by Karl Bodmer
Map of the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bureau of Land Management
4. Map of the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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