— Jamestown Settlement —
Fur trappers worked in the region as early as the 1740s. Acquired as a portion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Lewis and Clark explored the area in 1805. The region offered American fur traders a profitable business and the discovery of gold in the 1850s and 1860s led to the rapid settlement of mining camps. Montana was the scene of General George Custer’s defeat by the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in 1876. The state was formed from the Montana Territory, created in 1864.
1742-Explored by the Verendrye brothers for France
1847-Permanently settled by Americans
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 41st state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 76° 46.966′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.