Near Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
A Tribute to Sidney Edgerton
Montana's Unsung Hero
Erected 2015 by Montana Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Historical Markers marker series.
Location. 45° 9.744′ N, 112° 59.928′ W. Marker is near Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker is on Bannack Road near State Highway 278, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Bannack Road, Dillon MT 59725, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bannack Historical District (here, next to this marker); Bannack (within shouting distance of this marker); Nez Perce Camp (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grasshopper Creek (approx. half a mile away); The First Electric Gold Dredge The Way It Used To Be... Way Back (approx. 10.2 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 13.3 miles away); "it was mutually advantageous..." (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the picnic tables at the entrance to the exhibit buildings in Bannack State Park.
Also see . . . Sidney Ederton - Wikipedia. Sidney Edgerton (August 17, 1818 – July 19, 1900) was an American politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Ohio. He served during the American Civil War ... as colonel in the Ohio Militia. Edgerton was one of the Squirrel Hunters, expert shots from Ohio. ... During this time, Edgerton served as a U.S. Congressman. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln appointed him the first Chief justice of the Idaho Territorial Court. Edgerton lobbied for the creation of separate territories, out of the Idaho Territory, and in 1864, Abraham Lincoln appointed Edgerton as the first Territorial Governor of Montana. During his term as Territorial Governor, he was an alleged member of the infamous Montana Vigilantes, and was reputedly among its founders. (Submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.