Near Bozeman in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
To the Headwaters
In 1810 St. Louis businessmen Andrew Henry and Pierre Menard established a trading post, Fort Henry, at the headwaters. Although Grizzly bears were a nuisance, constant raids by the Blackfeet Indians finally forced its abandonment after several fur trappers were killed, including former Corps of Discovery member George Drouillard.
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) & Qwest.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 42.732′ N, 111° 3.863′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on 19th Avenue near I-90 eastbound entrance ramp (at milepost 305), 0.1 miles east of N. 19th Ave. and E. Valley Center Rd., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Bozeman Rest Area along I-90 along with several other historic markers. Marker is in this post office area: Bozeman MT 59718, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valley of Opportunity (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Fort Ellis (within shouting distance of this marker); First People in the Gallatin Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail Through Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozeman Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bozeman Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozeman.
More about this marker. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series. It is one of six illustrated interpretive signs known as "One Trail Through Time: The Bozeman Rest Area signs" according to Montana's Historical Highway Markers book (Revised and Expanded by Axline 2008)
Regarding Fur Trade. Marker Quotation: July 14, 1806 "... the river is much divided and on all the small streams inoumerable quantities of beaver dams, tho' the river is yet navigable for canoes" - William Clark
Photo Caption: "Setting Traps for Beaver by Alfred Jacob Miller, used by permission of Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, Nebraska"
Also see . . . John Colter - Mountain Man. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Animals • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. Photo 1. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.