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

Bachelors Club

Forsyth Residential Historic District

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Bachelors Club Marker
Inscription.  A large central dormer and an inset front porch distinguish this Craftsman style residence. Businessman and real estate developer Winnie Dowlin likely had the home constructed circa 1910 along with the two houses immediately to the south for rental and resale. By 1914, the side-gabled, one-and-one-half-story residence had become home to the "Bachelors Club," an upscale boarding house for professional gentlemen. Housekeeper Alice A. Coleman created a comfortable, homelike atmosphere for the residents, who included dentist Mark Baker and the legendary Charles L. Crum. One of the most prominent victims of the anti-German hysteria that flourished during World War I, Crum served as judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District from 1912 to 1918. That year the Montana state senate impeached him as punishment for his outspoken anti-war views. Over seventy years later, the state senate reconsidered his case. With a (sic) unanimous vote of 46-0, it passed a resolution exonerating Crum in a "re-avowal of the principles of free speech and . . . desire to right a historical wrong.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society
Bachelors Club and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Bachelors Club and Marker
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 16.258′ N, 106° 40.615′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Montana, in Rosebud County. Marker is on North 13th Avenue near Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 471 North 13th Avenue, 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. 474 North Thirteenth Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Sorenson Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maurice and Mary Lord Residence (about 500 feet away); 411 North Twelfth Avenue (about 500 feet away); 542 North Twelfth Avenue (about 500 feet away); Meredith Residence (about 500 feet away); E.A. Cornwell Residence (about 500 feet away); 610 North Twelfth Avenue (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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