“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bearcreek, Montana

Clickable Map of Carbon County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Carbon County, MT (73) Big Horn County, MT (75) Park County, MT (66) Stillwater County, MT (16) Yellowstone County, MT (154) Big Horn County, WY (41) Park County, WY (192)  CarbonCounty(73) Carbon County (73)  BigHornCounty(75) Big Horn County (75)  ParkCounty(66) Park County (66)  StillwaterCounty(16) Stillwater County (16)  YellowstoneCounty(154) Yellowstone County (154)  BigHornCountyWyoming(41) Big Horn County (41)  ParkCounty(192) Park County (192)
Red Lodge is the county seat for Carbon County
Bearcreek is in Carbon County
      Carbon County (73)  
      Big Horn County (75)  
      Park County (66)  
      Stillwater County (16)  
      Yellowstone County (154)  
      Big Horn County, Wyoming (41)  
      Park County, Wyoming (192)  
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1Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — Bear Creek Cemetery
A large red granite monument commemorates the 75 miners who died in the 1943 explosion at the Smith Mine. The United Mine Workers of America installed this memorial in 1947 to memorialize Montana’s worst coal mining disaster. Twenty-two of the Smith . . . Map (db m190162) HM
2Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — Bearcreek
Platted in 1905 by George Lamport and Robert Leavens, Bearcreek was the center of an extensive underground coal mining district. At its height during World War I, Bearcreek boasted a population of nearly 2,000 people. The community was ethnically . . . Map (db m190160) HM
3Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — Bearcreek Bank
A coal-mining town established in 1905, Bearcreek developed quickly, and after just one year the town boasted telephones, city water, and electric streetlights. Bert Vaill, a cashier with the Carbon County Bank of Red Lodge, purchased this lot from . . . Map (db m190148) HM
4Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — Black Gold
About sixty million years ago, this area was part of a vast subtropical coastal plain with major rivers flowing eastward into an inland seaway. Between these major river systems great thicknesses of plant material accumulated that was converted to . . . Map (db m190146) HM
5Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — Smith Mine Historic District
Thirty-nine corrugated metal structures mark the site of the Smith Mine, a ghostly reminder of a once vibrant mining district. The Montana Coal and Iron Company (MCI) began developing the Smith Mine in earnest after the arrival of the Montana, . . . Map (db m190143) HM
6Montana (Carbon County), Bearcreek — The Smith Mine Disaster
The Smith Mine is the site of the worst underground coal mine disaster in Montana history. The decaying buildings across the coulee are a memorial to the 74 men who died in the mine on the morning of February 27, 1943. Smoke pouring from the . . . Map (db m190113) HM
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Nov. 28, 2022