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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Glendive, Montana

Clickable Map of Dawson 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> Dawson County, MT (21) McCone County, MT (6) Prairie County, MT (2) Richland County, MT (3) Wibaux County, MT (9)  DawsonCounty(21) Dawson County (21)  McConeCounty(6) McCone County (6)  PrairieCounty(2) Prairie County (2)  RichlandCounty(3) Richland County (3)  WibauxCounty(9) Wibaux County (9)
Glendive is the county seat for Dawson County
Glendive is in Dawson County
      Dawson County (21)  
      McCone County (6)  
      Prairie County (2)  
      Richland County (3)  
      Wibaux County (9)  
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1 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — 107 West Bell Street
Contractor John Holm constructed this small two-story building for the Dion family in 1929 after he had remodeled the Dion Block on one side and built the J.C. Penney Building on the other. This final addition to the five-building Dion Block shares . . . Map (db m163465) HM
2 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Bell Street Bridge
he Northern Pacific Railroad platted the townsite of Glendive in 1882 against the arid Montana “badlands.” The location was an ideal supply and distribution center since it was where the railroad first met the Yellowstone River, but . . . Map (db m163580) HM
3 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Charles Krug House
Rancher and banker Charles Krug came west from Ohio in 1878, searching for opportunity and a climate to relieve his sister Emma’s asthma. In 1881, he and Emma settled in Glendive where she was a seamstress and he worked for the railroad. Krug built . . . Map (db m163564) HM
4 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Clark's Footprints To Eastern Montana's FutureClark on the Yellowstone
"On our return we shal probably pass down the yellow stone river, which from Indian informations, waters one of the fairest portions of this continent." — Captain Meriwether Lewis, letter to President Thomas Jefferson, dated April . . . Map (db m202998) HM
5 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Dawson County World War Memorial
1917 American Legion 1919 For God and Country This Tablet Is Erected In Honor Of The Eight Hundred Ten Boys of Dawson County Montana Who Answered Their Country's Call In The World War and In Memory Of . . . Map (db m163463) WM
6 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Dion Brothers BuildingMerrill Avenue Historic District
Henry Dion built this brick building circa 1894 to expand his mercantile business. In 1908, he sold it to his two eldest sons, Harry N. and Fred. The brothers enlarged the original one-story building in 1910, adding a second story with apartments . . . Map (db m163802) HM
7 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Dion Building / Exchange BankMerrill Avenue Historic District
Fire swept through Glendive’s wood-frame businesses in January of 1886, destroying Henry Dion’s saloon and general merchandise, established on this corner in 1881. Dion constructed a kiln and built a more substantial fire- resistant brick building, . . . Map (db m163464) HM
8 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Evidence Of The ExpeditionClark on the Yellowstone
Horses, Canoes and Bull Boats Clark and his party traveled by horse along the north side of the Yellowstone River until July 24, when nine members began a float in two lashed-together canoes built from cottonwoods they found along the river. . . . Map (db m202999) HM
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9 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — First Methodist Episcopal Church and ParsonageDawson Historic District
Noted Miles City architect Brynjulf Rivenes designed this splendid English Gothic style church in 1909. Constructed under Pastor T. S. Leland during intense community growth brought about by homestead settlement, the building replaced the smaller . . . Map (db m163801) HM
10 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Glendive
A yachting party consisting of Capt. Wm. Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, six of his men, Sacajawea and her child flood by here August 1, 1806, navigating a craft made by lashing together two hollowed-out cottonwood logs. It was Clark's . . . Map (db m163815) HM
11 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Glendive, MTAugust 18, 1912
On this day, nearly 3 inches of rain fell in Glendive as an immense downpour. It folded the main streets of the city, covering the sidewalks to and average depth of 10 inches and causing damage to the businesses along Merrill Avenue. The ground . . . Map (db m163563) HM
12 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Glendive, MTApril 7, 1899
(three panels on a common support are present top to bottom) April, 7, 1899 On this day, ice on the Yellowstone River broke free sending large slabs of ice against the piers of the Yellowstone River Bridge. The ice gorged . . . Map (db m163581) HM
13 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Henry Dion BuildingMerrill Avenue Historic District
Fancy arches and other fine detailing highlight the façade of this commercial building, constructed as an investment in 1905 by pioneer Henry Dion. The outer walls are of softer, locally produced “Glendive brick” while quality imported . . . Map (db m163803) HM
14 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — J.C. Penney StoreMerrill Avenue Historic District
After the death of Glendive pioneer Henry Dion in 1920, his widow and children contracted with John Holm to construct this commercial building according to the specifications of the J.C. Penney Company. Built in 1929, the architecture is typical of . . . Map (db m163560) HM
15 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Orpha Zilpha Parke Bovee — Montana Real Daughter D.A.R. —
NSDAR Real Daughter Orpha Parke Bovee National No. 87088 Daughter of Ruben Parke Revolutionary War Soldier Connecticut. Marker placed by Montana State Society NSDAR 2011 ( engraved on the stone ) Orpha Z . . . Map (db m145950) HM
16 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Returning To The PlainsClark on the Yellowstone
July 28, 1806 "Set out this morning at day light and proceeded on glideing down this Smooth Stream passing maney Isld...." July 29, 1806 "in the fore part of the day, I saw great numbers of Buffalow on the banks, … great . . . Map (db m203054) HM
17 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — Sacred Heart Church
he Catholics of Glendive first organized at St. Juliana’s, a 100-seat church purchased from the Congregationalists in 1886. After nearly forty years, they had outgrown those quarters. In 1924, architect Brynjulf Rivenes of Miles City designed a new . . . Map (db m163584) HM
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18 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — The Price
Missionary Narcissa Whitman was recored to be the first white woman to cross the Rockies on the Oregon Trail. She and her husband Dr. Marcus Whitman settled near Walla Walla, Washington. I chose to depict her at the river's edge in 1839, grief . . . Map (db m163808) HM
19 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — The Red-Capped Hills of Eastern Montana
Striking red rock caps may of the hills of eastern Montana. Some of the rock looks volcanic, so it has incorrect; u been called scoria. Lewis and Clark attributed the red rock to burning coal beds and called the red areas "burnt hills." . . . Map (db m163875) HM
20 Montana, Dawson County, Glendive — The Yellowstone River
Interstate 90 (sic) generally follows the Yellowstone River from Glendive to Livingston, Montana. This river originates south of Yellowstone National Park and terminates when it joins the Missouri River north of here. It is the longest undammed . . . Map (db m163818) HM
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Sep. 28, 2023