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Historical Markers in Sweet Grass County, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass County, MT (15) Golden Valley County, MT (4) Meagher County, MT (4) Park County, MT (66) Stillwater County, MT (16) Wheatland County, MT (3)  SweetGrassCounty(15) Sweet Grass County (15)  GoldenValleyCounty(4) Golden Valley County (4)  MeagherCounty(4) Meagher County (4)  ParkCounty(66) Park County (66)  StillwaterCounty(16) Stillwater County (16)  WheatlandCounty(3) Wheatland County (3)
Big Timber is the county seat for Sweet Grass County
Adjacent to Sweet Grass County, Montana
      Golden Valley County (4)  
      Meagher County (4)  
      Park County (66)  
      Stillwater County (16)  
      Wheatland County (3)  
 
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1Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — "...all in blume..."
President Thomas Jefferson's passion for botany fueled his instructions to Meriwether Lewis to notice "the soil and face of the country, it's growth & vegetable productions, especially those not in the U.S. ...the date at which particular . . . Map (db m191172) HM
2Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — A busy three days in Sweet Grass County
During the 1806 return journey from the Pacific Ocean, Captains Meriwether Lewis and Willian Clark traveled separate routes to explore more territory. Captain Clark and ten men, together with Sacagawea and her infant son Jean Baptiste (called "Pomp" . . . Map (db m191171) HM
3Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — Carnegie Public Library
An alternative to saloons and pool halls, the Big Timber Library stayed open evenings in 1914, with the hope of “not only … educating [people] … in the right way, but keeping them from falling by the wayside, as so many do in these western towns.” . . . Map (db m191166) HM
4Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — Clark camps at Little Timber Creek
Captain William Clark and the Corps of Discovery camped on July 16, 1806 under the shade of cottonwood trees on the north side of the Yellowstone River. This valley provided grass for their 50 horses to graze and an abundance of wildlife - a . . . Map (db m191225) HM
5Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — Clark the Cartographer
Captain William Clark was the primary cartographer for the Corps of Discovery. With very little training prior to the expedition, he created maps based on field sketches, celestial readings, and compass brings that were an invaluable contribution to . . . Map (db m191226) HM
6Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — Montana's Jurassic Park
About 150 million years ago, during late Jurassic times, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Much of Montana was underwater, part of an arm of an inland sea that extended southward from the Arctic Ocean. Distinct wet and dry seasons characterized the . . . Map (db m191043) HM
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7Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — Montana's Jurassic Park
About 150 million years ago, during late Jurassic times, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Much of Montana was underwater, part of an arm of an inland sea that extended southward from the Arctic Ocean. Distinct wet and dry seasons characterized the . . . Map (db m191045) HM
8Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
The settlement of Big Timber coincided with the advent of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which steamed into the Yellowstone Valley in 1882, spurring settlement along the line. In 1884, Rev. Alfred Brown, an Episcopal minister from Livingston, held . . . Map (db m191167) HM
9Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — The Bozeman Trail
The Bozeman Trail descended from the high plateau to the Yellowstone River on the east side of Bridger Creek. The trail crossed the creek and then continued one mile to the Yellowstone. From there, the trail went west along the south bank of the . . . Map (db m191050) HM
10Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — The Ca(title obscured) 1866(The First Cattle-drive on the Bozeman Trail) — The Mysterious Death of John Bozeman —
In 1866, Nelson Story and two dozen cowboys drove six hundred longhorn cattle from Texas over 1400 miles to the Livingston area in Montana. The journey was an epic one, the stuff of countless Hollywood Westerns. The Montana mining camps provided . . . Map (db m191041) HM
11Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — The Crazy Mountains (original title obscured)Plenty Coup's Vision
Called Awaxaawippila by the Apsáalooka (Crow) Indians, The Crazy Mountains, which you can see to the northwest, are an igneous formation forged about 50 million years ago. For the Apsáalooka, they are the most sacred and revered mountains on the . . . Map (db m191042) HM
12Montana (Sweet Grass County), Big Timber — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of Discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana . . . Map (db m191170) HM
13Montana (Sweet Grass County), Greycliff — Captain Wm. Clark
You are now following the historic trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. On his return from the Pacific in July 1806, Captain Clark camped for six days about forty miles downstream, near Park City. The Expedition had been looking for timber . . . Map (db m28948) HM
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14Montana (Sweet Grass County), Greycliff — The Crazy Mountains
Called Awaxaawippiia by the Apsaalooka (Crow) Indians, the Crazy Mountains, which you can see to the northwest, are an igneous formation forged about 50 million years ago. For the Apsaalooka, they are the most sacred and revered mountains on the . . . Map (db m28947) HM
15Montana (Sweet Grass County), Greycliff — The Thomas Party
In 1866 William Thomas, his son Charles, and a driver named Schultz left southern Illinois bound for the Gallatin Valley, Montana. Travelling by covered wagon they joined a prairie schooner outfit at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and started over the . . . Map (db m28975) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022