“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Broadwater County, Montana

Clickable Map of Broadwater County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Broadwater County, MT (4) Gallatin County, MT (47) Jefferson County, MT (7) Lewis and Clark County, MT (25) Meagher County, MT (2)  BroadwaterCounty(4) Broadwater County (4)  GallatinCounty(47) Gallatin County (47)  JeffersonCounty(7) Jefferson County (7)  LewisandClarkCounty(25) Lewis and Clark County (25)  MeagherCounty(2) Meagher County (2)
Adjacent to Broadwater County, Montana
    Gallatin County (47)
    Jefferson County (7)
    Lewis and Clark County (25)
    Meagher County (2)
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1Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Canyon Ferry
On U.S. 287 near Springville Lane, on the right when traveling north.
Shortly after the discovery of gold in Confederate Gulch, freighters established a road between Helena and Diamond City. The Missouri River was a barrier to travelers until John Oakes established a ferry in Black Rock Canyon in 1865. A small . . . Map (db m141733) HM
2Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — State Bank of Townsend
On Broadway (U.S. 12) near South Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north.
J. P. Kearns came to Townsend from Benton, Wisconsin, in 1899. Business-educated and experienced, Kearns astutely recognized the town’s need for a new financial institution and founded the State Bank of Townsend only three months later. The bank was . . . Map (db m141732) HM
3Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills
On State Highway 287 near Springville Lane, on the right when traveling north.
In 1864, prospectors discovered promising placer gold deposits in Confederate Gulch, named for their political sympathies during the Civil War. This led to a huge gold rush that brought thousands of people to the gulch and the discovery of some of . . . Map (db m141735) HM
4Montana (Broadwater County), Townsend — Yorks IslandsLewis and Clark in Montana
Near State Highway 287 at milepost 81 near Shelly Road, on the left when traveling north.
York (ca. 1770-1831) is the only name given for Captain William Clark's slave in the journals of Lewis and Clark (Moulton, 1988). Lewis and Clark's journals frequently refer to York, a black slave to Captain William Clark. York played an . . . Map (db m141726) HM
Apr. 18, 2021