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Red Lodge in Carbon County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Red Lodge Commercial District

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
1. Red Lodge Commercial District Marker
Inscription. Rapid growth of the young town of Red Lodge coincided with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad’s branch line in 1889. The area became Montana’s leading coal mining region. Town lots were platted by the secretary of the Rocky Fork Town and Electric Company, a subsidiary of the mining company, in turn owned by the railroad. By the mid-1890s, businesses had moved from the old town site, and Red Lodge’s commercial center developed rapidly. Although half of Red Lodge’s population was foreign-born, buildings erected between 1895 and 1936 generally reflect American trends rather than traditions of the various ethnic groups. Fraternal organizations, doctors’ offices, ethnic clubs, bawdy houses, and hotels occupied the upper floors of downtown buildings. As miners poured into Red Lodge, some slept in shifts at the hotels until other housing became available. The town reeled from the closing of the last coal mine in 1932, but within four years the Beartooth Scenic Highway began to reveal Red Lodge to tourists, and a new era of development began.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.162′ N, 109° 14.842′ W. Marker is in Red Lodge, Montana, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
2. Red Lodge Commercial District Marker
Street and North Broadway Avenue (U.S. 212), on the right when traveling west on 12th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Lodge MT 59068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plunkett's Hardware (a few steps from this marker); Charles Antilla Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Alcazar (Star) Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Iris Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Iarussi Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Foiled Bank Robbery Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pollard Hotel (about 400 feet away); Neithammer Brothers Meat Market (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Lodge.
 
Also see . . .  Red Lodge, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone Park. (Submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
3. Red Lodge Commercial District
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
4. Red Lodge Commercial District
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By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2011
5. Red Lodge, Montana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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