Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Sim Ferguson Cabin
During the summer of 2005, the Montana Heritage Commission's Historic Preservation Team undertook a complete preservation of the cabin, which include an archaeological investigation of the area. As you walk around the cabin, take time to notice the exterior features. Can you see evidence of a fire? How does the site drain? By looking closely at this cabin you will find faint traces of the people who lived here and the history of
When done well, historic preservation work is difficult to see. Since 1997, the Montana Heritage Commission has preserved many of Virginia City's most endangered structures. The New York Times has called Virginia City, "One of America's most ambitious preservation projects." When you walk the streets in town look closely at the buildings. Can you spot the preservation work in the Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop, the Kiskadden Barn, or the Daems-Corbett homes? Ongoing preservation efforts are taking place all over town and Virginia City now serves as one of the Nation's leaders in Historic Preservation education.
Erected by Montana History Foundation, Virginia City Preservation Alliance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 17.622′ N, 111° 56.962′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on West Cover Street near Wallace Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 West Cover Street, Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frisch/Ferguson Cabin (here, next to this marker); Thexton House (a few steps from this marker); Fight of the Century and Flour Riots (about 300 feet away, Alder Gulch Short Line Depot (about 300 feet away); Henderson's Paint Shop (about 400 feet away); Dance and Stuart Store (about 400 feet away); Green Front Boarding House (about 400 feet away); Smith & Boyd Livery Stable (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.