In the 1860s John M. Bozeman, an adventurous young Georgian, opened a trial from Fort Laramie, Wyoming, to Virginia City, Montana, across the hostile Indian country east of here. He brought his first party through in 1863 and the next year guided a large wagon trail of emigrants and gold-seekers over this pass, racing with an outfit in charge of Jim Bridger. Bridger used a pass north of here. These pioneer speed demons made as much as fifteen or twenty miles a day-some days. The outfits reach Virginia City within a few hours of each other.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 40.07′ N, 110° 48.441′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Interstate 90 at milepost 318, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in a pull-off on the north side of I-90 opposite
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Ellis (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Bozeman Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. Lewis & Clark Expedition
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.