Businessmen in Montana Territory were always looking for ways to undercut their competitors. In 1874, the owners of the famous Diamond R Freighting Company tried to steal the lucrative steamboat trade from Fort Benton merchants by building a new . . . — — Map (db m188861) HM
The discovery of gold, silver, lead and copper in this area brought about the establishment of Camp Baker in 1869 to protect settlers from Indian raids.
Named Fort Logan in 1877, the post was abandoned in 1880.
The block house which . . . — — Map (db m127844) HM
The mountains to the west are the Big Belts, and those to the east the Castle Mountains. The gulches draining the west slope of the Big Belts were famous in the ‘60s and ‘70s for their gold placer diggings. Montana Bar in Confederate Gulch was . . . — — Map (db m127842) HM
The local hot springs had been a business enterprise for almost a decade when in 1880 brothers William H. and Robert N. Sutherlin moved their newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Husbandman, from the waning gold camp at Diamond City to the promising town . . . — — Map (db m188858) HM