Forsyth in Rosebud County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Though the citizens had access to dry ground, it did not prevent great damage. The basement of every business was completely flooded; floor joists sagged creating uneven floors, remaining for years, even into the 1970s. F.M. Booth's furniture store was completely destroyed after is foundation collapsed.
Flood cleanup and rebuilding took months. Flood waters had inundated the outdoor privies, livery stables, and corrals contaminating the city's drinking water.
Visual evidence of the 1918 high water mark can still be seen in the basements along Main Street.
Erected by Montana Silver Jackets.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
Location. 46° 15.91′ N, 106° 40.822′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, MontanaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 Main Street, Forsyth MT 59327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Kennedy-Fletcher Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Forsyth, MT (about 400 feet away); Choisser Block (about 400 feet away); 933 Main Street (about 500 feet away); Merchant Bank (about 600 feet away); Roxy Theatre (about 600 feet away); Forsyth Main Street Historic District (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.