Near Hysham in Treasure County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Smith was no stranger to Montana. After wintering on the Musselshell, he explored the upper Missouri River and became well-acquainted with the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers. Smith also worked his way through the Bitterroot, Big Hole, Clark Fork, and upper Flathead valleys. By 1828, he was part-owner of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, which employed many legendary fur traders and trappers like Jim Bridger, Bill Sublette, and Tom Fitzpatrick. Trade opportunities with the Crow Indians eventually drew Smith to this region. In July 1825, Smith and 20 other
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
Location. 46° 13.155′ N, 107° 15.069′ W. Marker is near Hysham, Montana, in Treasure County. Marker is on Interstate 94 at milepost 65 near Old U.S. Highway 312, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located at the Big Horn/Hysham Rest Area Westbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hysham MT 59038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hysham and Treasure County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jedediah Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pease (approx. 5.2 miles away); Yucca Theatre and David M. Manning Residence (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sanders Gymnasium (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tullock's Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away).
More about this marker. A duplicate of this marker can be found at the Instate 94 Big Horn/Hysham Rest Area Eastbound.
Also see . . . Jedediah Smith -- Wikipedia. After his death, Smith's memory and his accomplishments were mostly forgotten by Americans. At the beginning (Submitted on January 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.