Billings in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Who was Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly?
Always a restless spirit, Luther S. Kelly would later accompany military and scientific expeditions to Alaska, serve as a Captain during the Philippine-American Insurrection, and work as U.S. Indian Agent for the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. A friend of Teddy Roosevelt, Kelly was counted among Roosevelt's "Tennis Cabinet." the president's informal sportsmen group.
Yellowstone Kelly and May, his wife, retired to California to operate a fruit ranch. In failing health, he asked to be buried in Montana, the site of his greatest adventures. Yellowstone Kelly died on December 17, 1928 and was buried here six months later with full military honors.
"All was silent as the grave, save the wind sighing through the cedars."
Yellowstone Kelly describing the final resting place of a fellow soldier.
You are entering the burial
Please tread repectully
Erected by Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Si.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 45° 47.887′ N, 108° 29.354′ W. Marker is in Billings, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from Chief Black Otter Trail near East Airpot Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Billings MT 59101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellowstone Kelly's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Surely this spot was meant for Yellowstone Kelley (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther Sage "Yellowstone" Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nomadic ExperienceBoothill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Place Where the White Horse Went Down (approx. half a mile away); Lewis and Clark Yellowstone River Journey (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Purity Bread Company (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billings.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.