Near Winifred in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Claggett Hill Trail
After Camp Cooke closed in 1870, Power built a second Fort Claggett east of the Judith River about two miles from this marker. Strategically located near a river ford, the fort obtained supplies from steamboats plying the Missouri and shipped out beaver pelts, buffalo hides and cattle to the "States." By 1884, this segment of the Claggett Trail was heavily used by freighters, cowboys, businessmen, Indians and miners seeking their fortunes in the nearby Judith Mountains. In the mid-1880s, Power and Gilman Norris formed the Judith Mercantile and Cattle Company with its headquarters at Fort Claggett. At its peak in the late 1880s, Fort Claggett consisted of a store, hotel,
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 47° 42.901′ N, 109° 37.497′ W. Marker is near Winifred, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on PN Bridge Road (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling south. The marker is approximately 2 miles south of the Missouri River and the PN Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winifred MT 59489, 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. Camp Cooke (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Judith Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to the Mountain Ranges (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Anglos Are Coming (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tale of Two Treaties (approx. 1.6 miles away); Naturally Sustained Productivity (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Cooke (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winifred.
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, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.