Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Naming of a River
The Headwaters of the Missouri River
(Portrait of an “8emessourit” man c. 1834, by Karl Bodmer
Erected by PPL Montana.
Location. 45° 55.564′ N, 111° 30.207′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Trident Road (County Route 286), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colter’s Run (approx. half a mile away); Second Gallatin City (approx. half a mile away); Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 (approx. half a mile away); Trident (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
Additional keywords. Marquette and Joliet
Categories. • Anthropology • Exploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.