“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 Big Sandy, Montana

Clickable Map of Chouteau 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> Chouteau County, MT (101) Blaine County, MT (17) Cascade County, MT (78) Fergus County, MT (55) Hill County, MT (24) Judith Basin County, MT (2) Liberty County, MT (3) Pondera County, MT (1) Teton County, MT (4)  ChouteauCounty(101) Chouteau County (101)  BlaineCounty(17) Blaine County (17)  CascadeCounty(78) Cascade County (78)  FergusCounty(55) Fergus County (55)  HillCounty(24) Hill County (24)  JudithBasinCounty(2) Judith Basin County (2)  LibertyCounty(3) Liberty County (3)  PonderaCounty(1) Pondera County (1)  TetonCounty(4) Teton County (4)
Fort Benton is the county seat for Chouteau County
Big Sandy is in Chouteau County
      Chouteau County (101)  
      Blaine County (17)  
      Cascade County (78)  
      Fergus County (55)  
      Hill County (24)  
      Judith Basin County (2)  
      Liberty County (3)  
      Pondera County (1)  
      Teton County (4)  
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1Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — An Island on the PlainsThe Bears Paw Mountains
Fifty-five to thirty-four million years ago, volcanoes erupted in several areas of central Montana. The upwelling of magma which fed these volcanoes was largely responsible for the Bears Paw Uplift and for several other isolated mountain ranges in . . . Map (db m142530) HM
2Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Big Sandy
According to legend, the town and the creek got their name from the muleskinner "Big Sandy" Lane. The creek was flooded during one of his long treks from Cow Island to Fort Benton. When "Big Sandy" fluently bewailed his bad luck in superlatives . . . Map (db m142531) HM
3Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Camp CookeFirst Military Post In Montana
July 10, 1866 - March 31, 1870 Near this spot soldiers of the 13th Infantry of the U.S. Army built the first permanent Army post in the Montana Territory, where the Judith and Missouri Rivers join together. Map (db m161911) HM
4Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Cow Island Trail
Freight was unloaded at Cow Island when water dropped so low that steamboats could not travers the upper river to Fort Benton. For 130 miles the Cow Island Trail wound along the southern foothills of the Bear's Paw to the junction at Big Sandy then . . . Map (db m142562) HM
5Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Fort Chardon
In the spring of 1844, American Fur Company traders, Francis Chardon and Alexander Harvey constructed a trading post near here. Chardon had a reputation as an able and unscrupulous individual, while Harvey was "one of the most abandoned desperados . . . Map (db m161839) HM
6Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Fort Walsh Trail
Another wagon road headed northeast from Fort Bento to the Cypress Hills and Medicine Hat, Alberta. It passed through Big Sandy, on north near Havre and into the Cypress Hills. In 1873 Fort Benton whiskey traders massacred Indians in the Cypress . . . Map (db m142558) HM
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7Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Judith Landing
The road to the southeast leads to the mouth of the Judith River. An early fur post, Fort Chardon was built there in 1844. In 1866 Camp Cooke, the first miliary (sic) post in Montana, was constructed of cottonwood logs, and endured four years of . . . Map (db m142559) HM
8Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail1804 • Commemorating 200 Years • 2004 — Lewis & Clark Campsite May 28, 1805 —
Map (db m161843) HM
9Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Naturally Sustained ProductivityPast, Present & Future
Like much of Montana, the lands of the Wortman Ranch still look largely as they did even before the days of Lewis and Clark. Except for the irrigated farmland next to the river, the landscapes here haven't changed in character or appearance for . . . Map (db m161903) HM
10Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Tale of Two TreatiesCultures Clash, Relationships Change
Gaze out over the lands around you and imagine them filled with 2,000 tidies and 15,000 Indians-it has happened at least twice. Here, enormous gatherings were called to negotiate treaties that transformed relations between Indian tribes and opened . . . Map (db m161905) HM
11Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — The Anglos Are ComingImmigration Brings Change
You stand now in an area that was one of the first to feel the rapid growth of immigration that began about 60 years after Lewis and Clark camped here. Steamboats in the late 1800s chose this area as a key stopping point, because the trees needed . . . Map (db m161840) HM
12Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — The Judith River Formation
In 1855, geologist Ferdinand V. Hayden explored the upper Missouri River for the United States Geologic Service. At that time, the area was the hunting grounds of the Lakota, Blackfeet, Atsina, and River Crow Indians. A lone white man in Indian . . . Map (db m161838) HM
13Montana (Chouteau County), Big Sandy — Welcome to the Mountain RangesCrossroads for Centuries
Once home to grazing dinosaurs, the lands surrounding you still exhibit the qualities that have mad the Judith Landing area an important crossroads thought human history. Here, at the confluence of two rivers, trees grow more densely than elsewhere . . . Map (db m161936) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022