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Historical Markers in Powder River County, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Powder River County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Powder River County, MT (7) Big Horn County, MT (75) Carter County, MT (7) Custer County, MT (56) Rosebud County, MT (74) Campbell County, WY (6) Crook County, WY (49) Sheridan County, WY (103)  PowderRiverCounty(7) Powder River County (7)  BigHornCounty(75) Big Horn County (75)  CarterCounty(7) Carter County (7)  CusterCounty(56) Custer County (56)  RosebudCounty(74) Rosebud County (74)  CampbellCountyWyoming(6) Campbell County (6)  CrookCounty(49) Crook County (49)  SheridanCounty(103) Sheridan County (103)
Broadus is the county seat for Powder River County
Adjacent to Powder River County, Montana
      Big Horn County (75)  
      Carter County (7)  
      Custer County (56)  
      Rosebud County (74)  
      Campbell County, Wyoming (6)  
      Crook County, Wyoming (49)  
      Sheridan County, Wyoming (103)  
 
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1Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — A Community FormedPowder River
1900Broadus post office established, named after the Broaddus family. 1919Powder River County formed. Frank Kelsey, Moorhead rancher and Custer County state senator, introduced the bill drawn up by A.W. Heidel, Helena . . . Map (db m203084) HM
2Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — Big Sky Country
Don't fence me in, Gimme land, lots'land Stretching miles across the West. Don't fence me in, Let me ride where it's wide And that's how I like it best. I want to see the stars, I want to feel the breeze, I want . . . Map (db m189209) HM
3Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — Let 'er BuckPowder River
1909The Enlarged Homestead Act brings homesteaders to Eastern Montana. 1922The Roundup celebrated the agricultural community in this fledgling town. Cars created the arena. Steer riding, bull-dogging, bareback riding, . . . Map (db m203085) HM
4Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — Southeastern Montana
Fur trappers came upriver in the wake of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806. These visitors left behind them tall tales of their adventures and a few trading posts scattered along the Yellowstone River. Southeastern Montana was Indian and . . . Map (db m189174) HM
5Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — Southeastern Montana
Fur trappers came upriver in the wake of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1806. These visitors left behind them tall tales of their adventures and a few trading posts scattered along the Yellowstone River. Southeastern Montana was Indian and . . . Map (db m189212) HM
6Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — The Hell Creek Formation
About 65 million years ago, the Western Interior Seaway receded as the Rocky Mountains rose, pushing the shoreline further east. Great rivers meandered through the coastal plain in a warm and humid climate, depositing sediment which would later . . . Map (db m189211) HM
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7Montana, Powder River County, Broadus — The Powder River Country
From its source in central Wyoming to its union with the Yellowstone River, the Powder River is 250 miles long, "a mile wide and an inch deep; to thick to drink and to thin to plow." During World War I, Montana's 91st Division gained national . . . Map (db m189210) HM
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023