Glendive in Dawson County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
I chose to depict her at the river's edge in 1839, grief stricken as she held her two-year-old daughter Alice who went to the river to get two cups of water, fell in and drowned. As she held her lifeless child, Narcissa cried, "Thy will be done, not mine."
Another historic tragedy wrenched my heard as well when I red that Glendive's Sullivan family, along with all six of their children, drowned in the 1899 Flood when the frozen river and bridge went out.
I dedicated this sculpture in memory of the pioneer courage and sacrifices of the builders of our town and to all who have lost children.
A gift to this City from Pamela C. Harr
Erected by Pamela C. Harr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 47° 6.173′ N, 104° 42.877′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 South Merrill Avenue, Glendive MT 59330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glendive, MT (a few steps from this marker); Henry Dion Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dion Brothers Building (about 500 feet away); 107 West Bell Street (about 600 feet away); J.C. Penney Store (about 600 feet away); Dion Building / Exchange Bank (about 600 feet away); Dawson County World War Memorial (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendive.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.