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

An Automobile at the Cigar Store

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
An Automobile at the Cigar Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. An Automobile at the Cigar Store Marker
Inscription.  In the years leading up to Prohibition, more than a dozen local shops sold cigars and tobacco. In 1917, Billings claimed five cigar factories.
When Prohibition outlawed alcohol and shut down saloons, it indirectly undercut the tobacco industry which greatly relied on tavern sales.
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 45° 46.855′ N, 108° 30.324′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from Montana Avenue (Business U.S. 90) near North 29th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2808 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. J.K. Ralston Cabin-Studio (a few steps from this marker); The Losekamp Building - 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Losekamp Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Billings' First Bank - 1883
An Automobile at the Cigar Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. An Automobile at the Cigar Store Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapple Drug Store - 1893 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parmly Billings Library - 1901 (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Billings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clark Hotel - 1928 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
More about this marker. Markers erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here are secure to streetlight poles and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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