the settlement was a collection of fifty rough log cabins with dirt roofs and elk hide floors. Supplies ran short during that winter; flour was scarce and tobacco cost $300 a pound, making it worth its weight in gold. The only thing plentiful was venison - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the long winter months. In the spring, the shortages ended and the men went back to work on their claims.
By 1866,most of the miners drifted away because of hostile Indians and dwindling placer gold. The Emigrant Gulch strike was not a fabulous one, but snug stakes rewarded many of the pioneers for their energy and hardships.
Location. 45° 20.128′ N, 110° 46.208′ W. Marker is in Emigrant, Montana, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 89 2.9 miles west of Murphy Lane/Story Rd., on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emigrant MT 59027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness (approx. 4.2 miles away); Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail (approx. 12.4 miles away); Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (approx. 12.4 miles away).
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