Near Ismay in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Powder River and the Red Trail
This highway was once known as US 10, but originated even earlier than that as the old road between Glendive and Miles City in the early 1880s. By 1912, it was known as the Red Trail, a tourist association automobile route that provided a connection between Fargo, North Dakota and the Yellowstone Trail at Miles City. Motorists on the highway followed white and red blazes painted on fence posts along the road. For a short time, it was also part of the National Park Highway.
Built in 1946, the steel bridge over the Powder River was the last through truss bridge constructed
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1806.
Location. 46° 25.586′ N, 105° 18.716′ W. Marker is near Ismay, Montana, in Custer County. Marker is on U.S. 12 near Powder River Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ismay MT 59336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Powder River (a few steps from this marker).
More about this marker. This marker replaces an earlier Powder River marker.
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 193 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.