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Near Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Horse Barn

Fort Keogh Historic District

 
 
Horse Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
1. Horse Barn Marker
Inscription.  The New Deal’s National Recovery Administration provided funds for the construction of several significant buildings at the fort in the 1930s. These included a dairy barn, milk house, cattle sheds, and this large horse barn. Designed and built in 1934 by the U.S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry at a cost of more than $13,000, the sprawling frame building featured a clerestory roof with overhead storage loft, seven box stalls, and twenty-five double-tie stalls. The barn served the Morgan, Belgian, and Thoroughbred horse-breeding research program, which included studies on feeding, breeding, and reproduction. Early equine research at Fort Keogh helped develop successful semen collection procedures and modern artificial insemination techniques for horses. The horse research program ended in 1964. The barn has since accommodated beef cattle research programs focusing on reproductive physiology studies. Although the interior has undergone considerable renovation, it has always served as the Fort Keogh working cowboys’ headquarters. The first lights turned on in the early morning are almost always those in the “horse” barn as the cowboys arrive
Horse Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
2. Horse Barn and Marker
for work.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 22.88′ N, 105° 52.771′ W. Marker is near Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from Fort Keogh Road near Business Interstate 94. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miles City MT 59301, 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. Water Wagon Shed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remount Depot Mess Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Keogh Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tongue River (approx. 1.3 miles away); Riverside Park Steamboats (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Chappel Brothers Corporation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Photography (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Horse Nation and Native People (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
 
Horse Barn, interior image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
3. Horse Barn, interior
Horse Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
4. Horse Barn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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