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Rosebud in Rosebud County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Rosebud

 
 
Rosebud Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
1. Rosebud Marker
Inscription.  From July 28, 1806, when William Clark passed Rosebud Creek on his way down the Yellowstone, this river valley has served as one of the major avenues for development and trade in eastern Montana. Innumerable trappers and traders followed Clark's route, including the American Fur Co. which constructed Fort Van Buren at the juncture of the Rosebud and Yellowstone in 1835. The fort prove unprofitable as was abandoned in 1843.
Buffalo hunters took over 40,000 robes from this area alone during the 1860's and 1870's, shipping them out by riverboat. The slaughter disrupted eastern Montana's Indian culture and precipitated several years of bloody confrontation culminating in the Battle of the Rosebud on June 17, 1876, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn eight days later.
In late 1882, the Northern Pacific R.R. established a siding in the Rosebud vicinity as it pushed westward. Soon a town sprang up as a livestock shipping center with Butte Creek and the Rosebud forming a natural corral. Rails and auto transportation quickly replaced wagon and river traffic. As Rosebud grew it even acquired its own car dealership (the Otis Davis Agency)
Rosebud Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2020
2. Rosebud Marker
Marker on the left.
featuring the E.M.F. line. Many an old timer assumed the initials meant "Every Morning Fix'em."
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 46° 16.156′ N, 106° 18.369′ W. Marker is in Rosebud, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 94 at milepost 117 near Graveyard Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the Hathaway Rest Area Westbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosebud MT 59347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cattle Brands (here, next to this marker); The Hell Creek Formation (within shouting distance of this marker); Join the Voyage of Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miles City Air Force Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scouting South of the Yellowstone (approx. 5.8 miles away); St. Philip's Episcopal Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rosebud Creek (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ready to March (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosebud.
 
 
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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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