As workers poured in to work on Fort Peck Dam, the population of this quiet area boomed.
Barracks and dormitories were built in Fort Peck to house individual workers, but families had nowhere to live. More than 20 boomtowns sprang up just . . . — — Map (db m162092) HM
The largest hydraulically filled dam in the world, Fort Peck Dan was made from a slurry of sand, silt, clay, and gravel dredged from the Missouri River.
Nearly four miles long, the dam needed over 125 million cubic yards of . . . — — Map (db m162113) HM
Four underground tunnels were built to move water around the dam, from Fort Peck Reservoir to the Missouri downstream
On June 24, 1937, the dike holding back the Missouri River was blasted with dynamite. Since then, the river has flown . . . — — Map (db m162060) HM
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
The stretch of land between the Missouri River and Fort Peck Lake is Fort Peck Dam. Built between 1933 and 1940 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Great Depression, it is an engineering marvel and a testament to the human spirit. . . . — — Map (db m162110) HM
In memory of those who lost their lives in “The Slide” September 22, 1938 Oliver Bucher John L. Johnson Walter Lubbinge Archie R. Moir Douglas J. Moore Dolphie Paulson Albert V. Stoeser Nelson P. Van Stone . . . — — Map (db m162405) HM
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
Fort Peck Dam was not intended to produce hydroelectric power when it was originally designed in the early 1930s. After the dam was completed, powerhouses were added to help meet the nation's growing demand for electricity.
Water from Fort . . . — — Map (db m162059) HM
It was a quiet day, September 22, 1938, and work on the Fort Peck Dam was nearing completion. But the quiet would not last. At 1:15 that afternoon, the upstream portion of the east end of the embankment gave way.
As the earth started . . . — — Map (db m162098) HM
Today, the quiet countryside surroundings Fort Peck Dam is very different from the energy and bustle than once occurred here. During the height of the dam's construction in the mid-1930s, it was a mass of men, materials , and machines.
Before . . . — — Map (db m162093) HM
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
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
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
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, . . . — — Map (db m142928) HM
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