Near Miles City in Custer County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
In subsequent years, vigorous measures were taken to aid agriculture and by the late 1940s, federal dam and irrigation projects opened many acres to cultivation. The open area before you was seeded to create wheatgrass and smooth brome after the flood in 1978. Alfalfa hay and corn were also raised here. Attempts to farm the island were eventually abandoned because of the unpredictable nature of the ever-changing river levels.
Erected by Montana State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 46° 26.366′ N, 105° 49.299′ W. Marker is near Miles City, Montana, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from State Road 489Touch 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History Written on Trees (approx. ¼ mile away); Holy Rosary Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ed and Doris Love House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lukes/Love House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anderson Bungalow (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stacy Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dr. Gray Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away); Coleman Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miles City.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.