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

The Purity Bread Company

Historic Montana Avenue

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. The Purity Bread Company Marker
Inscription.  The Purity Bread Company, based in Minneapolis, was among the first corporate wholesale bakeries to introduce packaged, sliced white bread to Billings. One Purity Bread advertisement boasted, "The well-bred run for gladness' sake to get this loaf of joy we bake; for tho' it's bread, it take the cake... Purity Bread."
 
Erected by Downtown Billings Starts Here. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 47.073′ N, 108° 29.899′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on Montana Avenue (Business Interstate 90) near North 22nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2203 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 Sawyer Stores - 1928 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sawyer Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellowstone Garage - 1920 (within shouting distance of this marker); How the Railroad Shaped Our Town
The Purity Bread Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. The Purity Bread Company Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Billings' Humble Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); Montana's 70 Million Year Old Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); Teddy Roosevelt Visits the Depot - 1918 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Flood of 1937 (about 300 feet away). 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 standards and are only visible from the sidewalk provided they are not covered by a flower pot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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