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

Valley County Montana Historical Markers

Fort Peck Administration Building and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2019
Fort Peck Administration Building and Marker
Montana (Valley County), Fort Peck — Fort Peck Administration Building
The Administration Building was built in 1934 to house management operations for the construction and maintenance of Fort Peck Dam and Lake. Construction of Fort Peck Dam was one of the most ambitious public works projects and symbolized the New . . . — Map (db m142942) HM
Montana (Valley County), Fort Peck — Old Fort Peck
On the west bank of the Missouri River about 1 mile from the Dam was located Old Fort Peck.The stockade about 300 feet square with walls 12 feet high of cottonwood logs set vertically, 3 bastions and 3 gateways on the front, and 2 bastions on the . . . — Map (db m142941) HM
Montana (Valley County), Frazer — In Memoriam
In the summer of 1837 an American Fur Trading Company steamboat laden with trade goods made its way from St. Louis to Fort Union. Smallpox broke out among the crew, but the boat continued to its destination. Contact with the steamboat’s crew during . . . — Map (db m142945) HM
Montana (Valley County), Glasgow — First National Bank of Glasgow
Glasgow merchants John and Robert Lewis did not face much competition when they opened a bank in a corner of their general store in 1891. Their bank was the only one within over two hundred miles. Despite an initial lack of experience, the Lewis . . . — Map (db m142933) HM
Montana (Valley County), Glasgow — Liquid Gold
Water is the life blood of Montana. During the state’s early settlement, the rivers provided transportation and trading routes; later they sustained the livestock and crops of ranchers and homesteaders; and they still provide Montana’s base for . . . — Map (db m142926) HM
Montana (Valley County), Glasgow — The Ice Ages
For thousands of years, northern Montana was covered under massive ice sheets. Glaciologists aren't sure why the ice ages began, but the process of glaciation is known because of the mark it leaves on the landscape. About 190,000 years ago, glaciers . . . — Map (db m142928) HM
Montana (Valley County), Tampico — The Old Milk River Bridge and Tampico
For over ninety years, residents of this area were served by a large steel truss bridge that crossed the Milk River just northeast of here. Built in 1911 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Company of Jacksonville, Illinois, the structure was one of at . . . — Map (db m142927) HM

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