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

Robert (Bob) Martin

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
1. Robert (Bob) Martin Marker
Inscription.  Robert Martin (Bob) was born in 1912. He won a cute baby contest in 1913 and was kissed by Theodore Roosevelt. The attended Mckinley (sic), Broadwater and Jefferson Elementary Schools, and Billings High School which is now the Lincoln Center. He was a WWII Army veteran, called up in the Montana National Guard which was incorporated into the 163 Infantry seeing action in the South Pacific. He was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington where he met his future wife, Hattie. After returning to Billings he worked for a variety of businesses including Midland Implement Co. and Martin Vertical Blinds as owner.
Besides his family Bob was proud of all the fun many people had with the "Lame Duck" motor boat which was used for fishing and water-skiing all over Montana. Many friends of the Martins learned to water ski behind the "Lame Duck."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 45° 47.445′ N, 108° 31.17′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker is on North 31st Street near 11th Avenue North
Robert (Bob) Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2020
2. Robert (Bob) Martin Marker
, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 North 31st Street, 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. 1111 North 31 Street (here, next to this marker); 1115 North 31 Street (a few steps from this marker); 1119 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1110 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1123 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1102 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1125 North 31 Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 1040 North 31 Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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