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Historical Markers in Valley County, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Valley 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 Valley County, MT (15) Daniels County, MT (2) Garfield County, MT (4) McCone County, MT (6) Phillips County, MT (9) Roosevelt County, MT (9)  ValleyCounty(15) Valley County (15)  DanielsCounty(2) Daniels County (2)  GarfieldCounty(4) Garfield County (4)  McConeCounty(6) McCone County (6)  PhillipsCounty(9) Phillips County (9)  RooseveltCounty(9) Roosevelt County (9)
Glasgow is the county seat for Valley County
Adjacent to Valley County, Montana
      Daniels County (2)  
      Garfield County (4)  
      McCone County (6)  
      Phillips County (9)  
      Roosevelt County (9)  
 
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1Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Boomtowns on the Outskirts
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
2Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Built with Muscle and Muck
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
3Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Diverting the Mighty MissouriAround Fort Peck Dam
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
4Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Fort Peck Administration Building
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
5Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Fort Peck DamA Symbol of Hope
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
6Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — In Memory
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
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7Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Old Fort Peck
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
8Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Powerful AfterthoughtsHydroelectric Power at Fort Peck Dam
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
9Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — The Slide of '38The Day the Dam Gave Way
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
10Montana, Valley County, Fort Peck — Town Built for a Dam
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
11Montana, Valley County, Frazer — In Memoriam
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
12Montana, Valley County, Glasgow — First National Bank of Glasgow
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
13Montana, Valley County, Glasgow — Liquid Gold
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
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14Montana, Valley County, Glasgow — The Ice Ages
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
15Montana, Valley County, Tampico — The Old Milk River Bridge and Tampico
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
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023