Near Greycliff in Sweet Grass County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Crazy Mountains
There are several stories about how the mountains got their current name. The most popular story goes that a woman traveling across the plains with a wagon train went insane. She escaped from the party and was found near these mountains. So they were called the Crazy Woman Mountains, a name which was eventually shortened. Perhaps the mountains were named, as others have claimed, because of their crazy appearance. The Crazy Mountains were an important landmark for Bozeman Trail emigrants in the Yellowstone Valley. This district was great cow and sheep country in the days of the open range, and there are still a number of large ranches in this vicinity, though now under fence.
Location. Touch for map. Located at the I-90 Westbound Rest Area near mile marker 381, next to the Captain Wm. Clark marker. Marker is in this post office area: Greycliff MT 59033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Wm. Clark (a few steps from this marker); The Thomas Party (approx. 2.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is beginning to show some wear on the wood finish.
Also see . . . Crazy Mountains - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Native Americans • Natural Features • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.