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Terry in Prairie County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Yellowstone Trail

 
 
Yellowstone Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2022
1. Yellowstone Trail Marker
Inscription.  
• A conference of businessmen from South Dakota in 1912 met to build a better road between Ipswich and Aberdeen, SD. This led to the development of the Yellowstone Trail which stretched from "Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound".

• The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental highway across the northern United States as transportation transitioned from railroad to auto travel.

• The Yellowstone Trail originally followed existing wagon roads, but changed over time as new roads were built.

• The Yellowstone Trail passes through Prairie County from Mildred to Fallon to Terry and westward to Miles City.

• Look for Yellowstone Trail markers to guide you through Prairie County and to visit some historic points of interest.
 
Erected by Montana History Foundation; Prairie County Economic Development Council; and Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 46° 47.512′ N, 105° 18.123′ W. Marker is in Terry, Montana
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, in Prairie County. Marker is at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Ten Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terry MT 59349, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Prairie County (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Yellowstone Trail.
The Yellowstone Trail was conceived by Joseph William Parmley of Ipswich, South Dakota. In April 1912, the first step he and his local influential colleagues wanted was a 25-mile-long good road from Ipswich over to Aberdeen, also in South Dakota. By May, the intent had expanded to get a transcontinental route built, including to the popular tourist destination to the west, Yellowstone National Park.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Yellowstone Trail Association.
The Yellowstone Trail Association located a route, motivated road improvements, produced maps and folders to guide the traveler, and promoted tourism along its length. It became a leader in stimulating tourist travel to the Northwest and motivating good roads across America. Today, almost all of the route of the Yellowstone Trail is on slower, less traveled roads. Some sections of the Trail, especially in the West,
Marker detail: Yellowstone Trail Map circa 1919 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Yellowstone Trail Map circa 1919
have remained little changed and are a delight to visit.
(Submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Yellowstone Trail National Automobile Route Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2022
3. Yellowstone Trail National Automobile Route Sign
Yellowstone Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2022
4. Yellowstone Trail Marker
Yellowstone Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2022
5. Yellowstone Trail Marker
(looking northeast from Ten Mile Road • marker visible on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 29, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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