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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Dance and Stuart Store

 
 
Dance and Stuart Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Dance and Stuart Store Marker
Inscription. James Stuart and his brother Granville set up the first sluice boxes in the northern Rockies in 1852. Delaware native Walter B. Dance came to Gold Creek in 1862. James Stuart and Dance opened their mercantile in November, 1863. One of Virginia City’s most complete and respected shops, Dance and Stuart also briefly housed the post office. Club Foot George Lane, reputed member of the infamous Plummer Gang, lived at the store and was arrested there by the Vigilantes in 1864. A year later, the Montana Historical Society was founded in the building. The original Dance and Stuart was demolished circa 1925, and Charles Bovey built this replica of vintage logs in 1950. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 17.592′ N, 111° 56.888′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Touch for map. The Dance and Stuart Store marker is located on the north side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Dance and Stuart Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. Dance and Stuart Store
The marker is beneath the porch roof.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); J.F. Stoer Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Goldberg Store (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Dance and Stuart Store image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. Dance and Stuart Store
Detail from the Dance and Stuart Store the false-front.
Dance and Stuart Store, interior image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
4. Dance and Stuart Store, interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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