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Big Sandy in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Camp Cooke

First Military Post In Montana

 
 
Camp Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sue Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
1. Camp Cooke Marker
Inscription.  
July 10, 1866 - March 31, 1870
Near this spot soldiers of the 13th Infantry of the U.S. Army built the first permanent Army post in the Montana Territory, where the Judith and Missouri Rivers join together.

 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 47° 44.501′ N, 109° 37.518′ W. Marker is in Big Sandy, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on Judith Landing Road (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling south. The marker is approximately 1/4 mile north of Judith Landing on the Missouri River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Sandy MT 59520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Judith River Formation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Chardon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Mountain Ranges (approx. ¼ mile away); The Anglos Are Coming (approx. ¼ mile away); Tale of Two Treaties (approx.
Camp Cooke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sue Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
2. Camp Cooke Marker
¼ mile away); Naturally Sustained Productivity (approx. ¼ mile away); Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Camp Cooke (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Sandy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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