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Glendive in Dawson County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Glendive

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
1. Glendive Marker
Inscription.  A yachting party consisting of Capt. Wm. Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, six of his men, Sacajawea and her child flood by here August 1, 1806, navigating a craft made by lashing together two hollowed-out cottonwood logs. It was Clark's birthday and the outfit had to land that afternoon to let a herd of buffalo swim the river ahead of them.
Sir George Gore, a "sporting " Irish nobleman, arrived on the scene to hunt in 1855 with Jim Bridger as a guide. Gore's harvest during an eleven-month stay in Yellowstone Valley included 105 bear, over 2,000 buffalo, and 1,600 elk and deer. The hunted for the thrill of the chase and trophies, only infrequently using the meat. The Crows, who occupied this country, hotly protested the devastation of their food supply.
It was Sir George who named the local tributary to the Yellowstone River "Glendive." and the town assumed the same name 25 years later. During the cattle boom of the 1880s Glendive became the "Queen City of the Cow Land." In 1884, 12,800 "pilgrims" or eastern cattle were unloaded here in one week to help stock the range. The may have been "barnyard stock" but their progeny
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2020
2. Glendive Marker
grew up rough, tough and hard to curry.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 47° 6.308′ N, 104° 44.511′ W. Marker is in Glendive, Montana, in Dawson County. Marker is on Crisafulli Drive near West Towne Street (Business Highway 94), on the left when traveling west. The marker is in "Historic Landmark Park.". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 Crisafulli Drive, Glendive MT 59330, 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. Glendive, MT (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bell Street Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Charles Krug House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Price (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Glendive, MT (approx. 1.3 miles away); J.C. Penney Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendive.
 
Also see . . .  Sir George Gore Led Huning Trip... -- Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.
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...being of a highly sporting nature and exceedingly ambitious to out-Nimrod the old gentleman himself , he resolved to make for himself the name of Hell-Roaring Gore.... He had with him 50 servants , some of whom were secretaries whose duty it was to record thenproceedings . They had horses and dogs by the score , guns , fishing rods of the latest and most approved kind . They had 30 wagons loaded with commisary stores ,...
-- The Steamboat Pilot, July 30, 1964. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. "slob hunter extraordinaire"
 
 
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 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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