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Near Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bannack

 
 
Bannack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
1. Bannack Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis and Clark Trail 1806
First important gold camp 1862
Scene of vigilante activities 1863
First capital Territory of Montana 1864-1865
First county seat of Beaverhead County 1864-1881
In grateful memory of the early pioneers who founded our Commonwealth

 
Erected 1925 by Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 45° 9.731′ N, 112° 59.92′ W. Marker is near Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker is on Bannack Road. The marker is located in Bannack State Park near the Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3025 Bannack Road, Dillon MT 59725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tribute to Sidney Edgerton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bannack
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bannack Historical District (within shouting distance of this marker); Nez Perce Camp (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grasshopper Creek (approx. half a mile away); The First Electric Gold Dredge (approx. half a mile away); The Way It Used To Be... Way Back (approx. 10.2 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bannack, Montana - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Bannack Ghost Town -- Ghost Town Gallery. Photo tour of Bannack State Park. (Submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Bannack State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
2. Bannack State Park
Masonic Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
3. Masonic Lodge
Bannack State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
4. Bannack State Park
Meade Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
5. Meade Hotel
Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
6. Methodist Church
Skinner's Saloon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2009
7. Skinner's Saloon
Bannack Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
8. Bannack Cemetery
<i>Dedication of Daughters of the American Revolution historical marker at Bannack, Montana.</i> image. Click for full size.
Frank Ward (photo courtesy of the Montana Historical Society), September 7, 1925
9. Dedication of Daughters of the American Revolution historical marker at Bannack, Montana.
"View of a dirt street in Bannack, Montana lined with buildings and trees, cars parked in the foreground. Hotel Meade and A.F. Wright General Mercantile to the right. A small crowd of people is visible in the center, gathered for the dedication of a Daughters of the American Revolution historical marker."
<i>Dedication of Daughters of the American Revolution historical marker at Bannack, Montana</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Montana Historical Society, September 7, 1925
10. Dedication of Daughters of the American Revolution historical marker at Bannack, Montana
"Writing on verso states, 'Left, Mrs. Laura T. Scott, Chandler and Jane Stallings.'"

Note at the time of dedication the marker was located in front of the Meade Hotel (see Photo 5).

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   8. submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   9, 10. submitted on July 23, 2020. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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