“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 Belt, Montana

Clickable Map of Cascade 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> Cascade County, MT (78) Chouteau County, MT (101) Judith Basin County, MT (2) Lewis and Clark County, MT (156) Meagher County, MT (4) Teton County, MT (4)  CascadeCounty(78) Cascade County (78)  ChouteauCounty(101) Chouteau County (101)  JudithBasinCounty(2) Judith Basin County (2)  LewisandClarkCounty(156) Lewis and Clark County (156)  MeagherCounty(4) Meagher County (4)  TetonCounty(4) Teton County (4)
Great Falls is the county seat for Cascade County
Belt is in Cascade County
      Cascade County (78)  
      Chouteau County (101)  
      Judith Basin County (2)  
      Lewis and Clark County (156)  
      Meagher County (4)  
      Teton County (4)  
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1Montana (Cascade County), Belt — "East Belt" Ventilation Fan
The town of Belt owes its existence to the coal mines located here in the 1890's. In those days the pop. was 4,000. The Anaconda mine, seen here, employed 1,000 men and produced 2,500 tons of coal daily. The bituminous coal went to the Anaconda . . . Map (db m143651) HM
2Montana (Cascade County), Belt — Belt Commercial Historic District
Pennsylvania native John Castner discovered rich coal deposits along Belt Creek in 1870. Within just a few years, he and Fort Benton trader T.C. Power opened a commercial coal mine near here. The partners sold coal for use by the Great Northern . . . Map (db m143650) HM
3Montana (Cascade County), Belt — Belt Jail
Lewis and Clark named nearby Belt Butte for its girdle of rocks and, in 1877, John Castner named his town Belt. Coal brought Castner here, and Fort Benton was the first market for his Castner Coal Company. Then, in 1889, the Boston and Montana . . . Map (db m143649) HM
4Montana (Cascade County), Belt — Mountains, Belt Butte, and the Great Falls Coal Field
The scenic Highwood Mountains, visible on the skyline to the northeast, are composed of resistant volcanic rocks which tower above the relatively soft surrounding sedimentary rocks. The mountains contain an unusual abundance of a dark igneous rock . . . Map (db m143648) HM
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Dec. 1, 2022