“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Garfield County Montana Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 17, 2019
Indian Country Marker
Montana (Garfield County), Jordan — Indian Country
Until the early 1880s this portion of Montana was wild and unsettled country. Various Indian tribes used this region for hunting bison and gathering other resources. Many of these tribes lived in tipis. Most tribes used a tripod when raising the . . . — Map (db m143335) HM
Montana (Garfield County), Mosby — Bearpaw Shale and the Inland Ocean
The black shale rocks seen in this area represent the muddy sediments deposited by the last ocean to exist in Montana. The shale, known by geologists as the Bearpaw Shale contains fossils of sea-going creatures that lived and died some 70 million . . . — Map (db m9697) HM
Montana (Garfield County), Mosby — Fort Musselshell
Fort Musselshell was located on the Missouri River about 35 miles north of here. It was a trading post in the ’60s and ’70s and as such had a brief but colorful career. The only whites in that part of the state were woodchoppers for the Missouri . . . — Map (db m9698) HM
Montana (Garfield County), Mosby — Kerchival City
Competition to supply the mining camps was fierce in Montana in the 1860s. Many opportunists realized that the real money was not in mining for gold, but in “mining the miners” by providing essential goods and services. Fort Benton . . . — Map (db m9700) HM

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May. 29, 2020