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Hungry Horse in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Legend of Hungry Horse

 
 
The Legend of Hungry Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2013
1. The Legend of Hungry Horse Marker
Inscription.
Two husky freight horses, Tex and Terry, working in the rugged wilderness of the Flathead Riverís South Fork area, wandered away from their sleigh during the severe winter of 1900-1901. After struggling for a month in belly-deep snow, they were found almost starved and so weak considerable care and feeding were required before they were strong enough to be led back to civilization.

The name Hungry Horse was given to a mountain, a lake, a creek in the vicinity of where the incident occurred, and later to the dam and town which are located a short distance downstream.
 
Location. 48° 23.133′ N, 114° 3.766′ W. Marker is in Hungry Horse, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 2. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small plaza between Main Street and Mountain Drive. Marker is atop a short concrete pedestal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8859 U.S. Highway 2 East, Hungry Horse MT 59919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hungry Horse Clearing Ball (a few steps from this marker); Surrounded by Wilderness (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bad Rock Canyon (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Hungry Horse Dam Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2013
2. Hungry Horse Dam Sign
Hungry Horse Dam is just southwest of town, about 4 miles from the marker
The marker is engraved on a metal placard that is worn and weathered, making it somewhat difficult to read.
 
Also see . . .  Hungry Horse.
A name like Hungry Horse is sure to have a legend behind it, and in fact it does. This small Montana town got its name from a pair of prodigal horses that broke loose from a pack string just before the first big snow of the season in early 1900 (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Hungry Horse Dam image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2013
3. Hungry Horse Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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