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Wibaux in Wibaux County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pierre Wibaux

 
 
Pierre Wibaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2020
1. Pierre Wibaux Marker
Inscription.  In 1876 this was strictly buffalo and Indian country, There wasn't a ranch between Bismarck, North Dakota and Bozeman, Montana. But the U.S. Cavalry rounded up the hostile Indians from 1876 and 1881 and forced them onto reservations while the buffalo hunters were busy clearing the range for the cattle boom of the eighties.
Pierre Wibaux ran one of the biggest cattle spreads around here in the early days. His will provided a fund to erect a statue of himself "overlooking the land I love so well." It stands a mile west of the town of Wibaux.
From this end of Montana to the west end is just about the same distance as from New York to Chicago. You have to push a lot of ground behind you to get places in this state.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 59.204′ N, 104° 11.175′ W. Marker is in Wibaux, Montana, in Wibaux County. Marker is at the intersection of Orgain Avenue and Drake Street, on the left when traveling
Pierre Wibaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2020
2. Pierre Wibaux Marker
east on Orgain Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Orgain Avenue, Wibaux MT 59353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wibaux House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wibaux Commercial Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Hardware Company (about 400 feet away); Smith Saloon (about 400 feet away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Dinosaur Country (approx. 0.4 miles away); Join the Voyage of Discovery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pierre Wibaux (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wibaux.
 
Also see . . .  Pierre Wibaux -- Wikipedia. Pierre Wibaux (January 12, 1858 – March 21, 1913) was a French cattle owner and ranchman in Montana during the turn of the 20th Century. He immigrated from his native France to seek business opportunities in America and was among the most successful in the second wave of "Frontier Cowboys". (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Pierre Wibaux and his wife. image. Click for full size.
By Ndstudies.gov
3. Pierre Wibaux and his wife.
Pierre Wibaux's statue "overlooking the land I love so well." image. Click for full size.
By Wibauxco.com
4. Pierre Wibaux's statue "overlooking the land I love so well."
Wibaux's ashes are interred in the base of the statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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