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Historical Markers in Hardin, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Big Horn County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Big Horn County, MT (75) Carbon County, MT (73) Powder River County, MT (7) Rosebud County, MT (74) Treasure County, MT (9) Yellowstone County, MT (154) Big Horn County, WY (41) Sheridan County, WY (103)  BigHornCounty(75) Big Horn County (75)  CarbonCounty(73) Carbon County (73)  PowderRiverCounty(7) Powder River County (7)  RosebudCounty(74) Rosebud County (74)  TreasureCounty(9) Treasure County (9)  YellowstoneCounty(154) Yellowstone County (154)  BigHornCountyWyoming(41) Big Horn County (41)  SheridanCounty(103) Sheridan County (103)
Hardin is the county seat for Big Horn County
Hardin is in Big Horn County
      Big Horn County (75)  
ADJACENT TO BIG HORN COUNTY
      Carbon County (73)  
      Powder River County (7)  
      Rosebud County (74)  
      Treasure County (9)  
      Yellowstone County (154)  
      Big Horn County, Wyoming (41)  
      Sheridan County, Wyoming (103)  
 
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1Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — 412 North CusterHardin Residential Historic District
Building contractor Ernest Adler constructed these attached, flat roofed storefronts between 1914 and 1920. A German immigrant, Adler was one of Hardin’s most prolific builders. Situated on the edge of the business district, the one-story brick . . . Map (db m189252) HM
2Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Big Horn County CourthouseHardin Commercial Historic District
Hardin women began raising money for a library in 1909. Numerous fundraisers followed, and in 1912 a hundred-book library opened in the home of Walter and Ella Fearis. After the city passed a mill levy in 1914, Walter Fearis wrote library benefactor . . . Map (db m189329) HM
3Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Big Horn County LibraryHardin Commercial Historic District
Hardin women began raising money for a library in 1909. Numerous fundraisers followed, and in 1912 a hundred-book library opened in the home of Walter and Ella Fearis. After the city passed a mill levy in 1914, Walter Fearis wrote library benefactor . . . Map (db m189254) HM
4Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Burlington Northern DepotHardin Commercial Historic District
Hardin’s first railroad depot was moved from Fort Custer after being cut into small sections and transported by train over the Big Horn Bridge. That depot was expanded in 1909, but was deemed inadequate after the homestead boom dramatically . . . Map (db m189370) HM
5Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Captain Ball's Scout
Captain Edward Ball, leading two companies of the Second Cavalry from the Montana Column, was ordered to scout along the Bighorn as far south as the 1868 ruins of Fort C.F. Smith. The detachment was then to cross over the divide to the Little . . . Map (db m189447) HM
6Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Captain Grant Marsh
Captain Grant Marsh (1834-1916), one of the most skilled riverboat pilots on the Upper Missouri during the steamboat era, figured prominently in both the events leading up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its aftermath. The steamboat . . . Map (db m189458) HM
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7Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Charles S. Eder House
As Hardin’s residential neighborhoods began to take shape during the 1910s and 1920s, the new Craftsman style emerged as a favored design. Its popularity was partly due to the ready availability and low cost of the machine-made, mass-produced . . . Map (db m189330) HM
8Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Fort Custer
"Fort Custer--Established as a military post November 1877 by order of President Rutherford B. Haynes and General Phil H. Sheridan. Garrisoned as one of the important Military posts in the Northwest until abandoned by the Government, September 1897. . . . Map (db m148124) HM
9Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Francis Kopriva House
In 1900, John Svaren left his home in Bergen, Norway, to join family in South Dakota. There he learned English before homesteading to North Dakota in 1909. With his bride, Betsy, Svaren arrived in Hardin in 1917 to build a home. He applied his . . . Map (db m189331) HM
10Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Hardin Commercial Historic District
Long before fur trappers entered the Bighorn Valley, Crows, Sioux, and Cheyennes vied for the area’s abundant game. In 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the U.S. Army at the Battle of the Little Bighorn; the following year, the Army . . . Map (db m189333) HM
11Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Hotel BeckerHardin Commercial Historic District
German immigrant Anton Becker had great faith in Hardin’s future. Becker bought this lot on May 30, 1907, the day town lots went on sale. He soon constructed a two-story brick building, in front of which he installed Hardin’s first cement sidewalk. . . . Map (db m189367) HM
12Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — James Reid's Pool HallHardin Commercial Historic District
The elaborate corbelling on the front façade and the parapet above the transom evoke the glory days of this building, which long provided recreation for Hardin residents. German immigrant Anton Becker, owner of the hotel next door, constructed the . . . Map (db m189365) HM
13Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Lee BuildingHardin Commercial Historic District
Montana created twenty-six counties during its 1910 county-splitting craze. Among them was Big Horn County, carved from portions of Yellowstone and Rosebud Counties in 1913. Private entrepreneurs constructed the new county’s first courthouses. In . . . Map (db m189332) HM
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14Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Montana's 1964 Territorial Centennial Train
A 30-car cross-country extravaganza, has been called "Montana's greatest publicity stunt". The Centennial Train, which commemorated creation of Montana Territory, also honored 75 years of statehood. The State commissioned Lyman Rice to paint 150 . . . Map (db m189445) HM
15Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — Schneider Harness and ConfectionaryHardin Commercial Historic District
Charles and Rushann Schneider built this two-story brick business block in 1910. Anticipating the arrival of electricity by four years, the Schneiders had their building wired during its construction. The exterior’s relative simplicity reflects the . . . Map (db m189363) HM
16Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — St. Joseph's Catholic Church
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Hardin was founded by Jesuit missionaries to the Crow Indians. Fr. Thomas Grant of St. Francis Xavier’s Mission purchased three town lots for $425 in 1908. The Jesuits constructed a plain, gable-front wooden building . . . Map (db m189251) HM
17Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — T.E. Gay BuildingHardin Commercial Historic District
On May 4, 1917, Hardin celebrated the “formal opening of the Gay block . . . with a grand ball in the south store room of this magnificent structure.” The storage area’s hardwood floor was perfect for dancing, and construction of the two-story brick . . . Map (db m189361) HM
18Montana (Big Horn County), Hardin — The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Once upon a time, railroads ruled Montana's transportation landscape. When the first railroad reached Montana in 1881, it began a process where, by 1916, over 5,200 miles of steel track criss-crossed the state. The railroad transformed some . . . Map (db m189446) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022