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Billings in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Frederick Billings

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. Frederick Billings Marker
Inscription.  
Founder
City of Billings
Northern Pacific Railway President from 1879-1881
His foresight and keen business mind resulted in the establishment of Billings - The Magic City - where it is today.
This statue was presented to the City of Billings and Yellowstone County by the Exchange Club of Billings on July 19, 1982 during the City of Billings and Yellowstone County's Centennial Celebration.
It was relocated here in 1993.

Sculpted by Mike Casper

1900 Parmly Billings Memorial Library Constructed by Frederick Billings, Junior
1911 East Wing - Frederick Billing, Junior
1923 West Wing - Elizabeth Billings - Mrs. Mary Billings French
1971 Western Heritage Center established
1972 Parmly Billings Memorial Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
1985-92 Restoration of the Parmly Billings Memorial Library Building - Mrs. Mary Alice Fortin - City of Billings Tax Increment Program - M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust - Yellowstone County - Montana Rail Link Inc.
1993 Front Stairway, Courtyard and Landscaping - Mr. & Mrs. Laurance Rockefeller
Frederick Billings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. Frederick Billings Marker
- An Anonymous Billings Friend
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 45° 46.839′ N, 108° 30.353′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is at the intersection of Montana Avenue and North 29th Street, on the right when traveling east on Montana Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2842 Montana Avenue, Billings MT 59101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Clark Hotel - 1928 (a few steps from this marker); The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 (a few steps from this marker); The Losekamp Building - 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); J.K. Ralston Cabin-Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Losekamp Block (within shouting distance of this marker); An Automobile at the Cigar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings' First Bank - 1883 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick H. Billings. Frederick H. Billings (September 27, 1823 – September 30, 1890) was an American lawyer and financier. From 1879 to 1881 he was President of the Northern Pacific Railway. (Submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Frederick Billings Statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
3. Frederick Billings Statue
 
 
Parmly Billings Library image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
4. Parmly Billings Library
The Fredrick Billings statue is at the far right of the library (not visible).
Frederick Billings image. Click for full size.
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5. Frederick Billings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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