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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Montana
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Montana
▶ Broadwater County (4) ▶ Deer Lodge County (9) ▶ Gallatin County (47) ▶ Lewis and Clark County (25) ▶ Madison County (64) ▶ Powell County (20) ▶ Silver Bow County (8)
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|On August 1st, 1805, William Clark celebrated his 35th birthday by shooting a bighorn sheep as he passed through the Jefferson River Canyon.
When the Corps of Discovery explored this area, bighorn sheep were common here. Later in the century . . . — — Map (db m141644) HM|
|In August 1840, Pierre Jean De Smet, a Catholic missionary of Belgian birth, camped near the mouth of the Boulder River with the Salish Indians and celebrated the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Father De Smet left the Indians soon after to go to St. . . . — — Map (db m128362) HM|
|Today as you travel in Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park you are likely to see mule deer, signs of elk and perhaps a black bear. This terrain was suitable for wildlife but when Lewis and Clark passed here in 1805 and 1806, these potential food . . . — — Map (db m141648) HM|
|On August 1, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped at a point 200 yards west from this spot on the south bank of the river facing the mouth of the creek which flows into the river from the north. Meriwether Lewis and three others, on a . . . — — Map (db m128371) HM|
This is the former site of the Lewis and Clark Caverns Park Entrance Building, a simple A-frame which welcomed visitors to the park for over fifty years.
In 1939, park management began plans to build a greeting center and caretaker residence . . . — — Map (db m141650) HM|
|Between the time dinosaurs went went extinct 65 million years ago, and the beginning of the Ice Age, some 2 million years ago, is a time called the Age of Mammals. During this period of time the western third of Montana experienced a variety of . . . — — Map (db m141642) HM|
|Montana was part of Idaho Territory in 1863. In 1864 when
the Idaho Territorial Legislature agreed to a separate
Montana Territory, its members wanted the boundary to
be the Continental Divide. When the separation bill was
proposed in Congress, . . . — — Map (db m91535) HM|