Near Greycliff in Sweet Grass County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Thomas Party
From the site of this fort the Thomas party pushed on alone. A few days later they were killed at this spot by hostile Indians. Emigrants found the bodies and buried them in one grave.
The meager details which sifted back greatly impressed William Thomas' seven year old nephew. Seventy-one years later (1937) this nephew closely followed the Bridger Trail by car and succeeded in locating the almost forgotten grave.
Location. 45° 44.109′ N, 109° 42.864′ W. Marker is near Greycliff, Montana, in Sweet Grass County. Marker is on Greycliff Road (State Highway 10 at milepost 12.5), 1.9 miles west of Bridger Creek Road and Greycliff Road (Hwy 10), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Gravel pull-off along eastbound side of Highway 10. Greycliff Road is also known as I-90 Frontage Road. Marker is in this post office area: Greycliff MT 59033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 The Crazy Mountains (approx. 2.1 miles away); Captain Wm. Clark (approx. 2.1 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is pretty well-worn and could use some repair work.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers •
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