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Missoula in Missoula County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Missoula, Montana

United States Military Reservation

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
1. Fort Missoula, Montana Marker
Inscription.
Established June 7 - 1877

By a Detachment of the Seventh Regiment U.S. Infantry during the Campaign against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians.

 
Location. 46° 50.538′ N, 114° 3.368′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Missoula Road and F Street (Capt. Shattuck Lane), on the right when traveling west on Fort Missoula Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3255 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula MT 59804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Missoula (a few steps from this marker); Fort Missoula Post Headquarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-1 Post Headquarters (about 700 feet away); 1877 Fort Missoula Officers' Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Missoula Post Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Galloping Goose" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sliderock Lookout Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Northwest Passage (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Missoula -- Legends of America. In 1904, funds were appropriated to remodel Fort Missoula
Fort Missoula, Montana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
2. Fort Missoula, Montana Marker
and a complex of concrete buildings with red tile roofs was constructed between 1908 and 1914, including a new Officer’s Row, barracks, and Post Hospital. During World War I, the fort was used as a military training center but by 1921 it was nearly abandoned. In 1933, it became the Northwest Regional Headquarters Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1941, the fort was turned over to the Department of Immigration and Naturalization for use as an alien detention center for non-military Italian and Japanese-American men.
(Submitted on September 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Missoula, Montana, ca. early 1900s image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Fort Missoula, Montana, ca. early 1900s
Fort Missoula Detention Camp image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, circa 1942
4. Fort Missoula Detention Camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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