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Historical Markers in West Yellowstone, Montana
West Yellowstone is in Gallatin County
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I've been a pretty tough old bird, but I wouldn’t want to go through that again! Grace Miller August 1959
Seventy-something-year-old Grace Miller was a self-professed “tough old bird.” When she found . . . — — Map (db m114166) HM|
|On August 17, 1959, this area was hit with the most devastating modern geologic disaster in the Rocky Mountains. An earthquake of a magnitude 7.5 on the Richter scale violently shook the earth, triggering a massive landslide, large surface cracks . . . — — Map (db m113832) HM|
|Geologists Irving J. Witkind and Jack Epstein had
uncanny timing on the night of August 17, 1959 the two
U.S. Geological Survey scientists were camped on a small
knoll above Hebgen Lake when their camp trailers began to
bounce “like . . . — — Map (db m113724) HM|
|By 1898 a 10-foot wide road was built through the Gallatin Canyon to Taylors Fork and the park line. In 1911 a crude, narrow wagon road went to "Yellowstone" (West Yellowstone), 90 miles from the county seat at Bozeman. In 1926, the road was . . . — — Map (db m113833) HM|
|Named for the year it was built, the Oregon Short Line 1903 was constructed for $16,685 as an executive rail car for the Vice President of the Union Pacific. In reference to E.H. Harriman's Presidential rail car, the Arden, which was built in 1900, . . . — — Map (db m123346) HM|
|In 1905 Union Pacific officials began construction of a branch line in the pine-forested wilderness from Ashton, Idaho, to the western edge of Yellowstone Park. As the final tracks were laid in 1907, Samuel P. Eagle, Alex Stuart, Charles Arnet and . . . — — Map (db m123342) HM|
|On the night of the earthquake about 250 people were camped in the Madison River Canyon.
Their escape was blocked by the highway destruction at Hebgen Lake and the huge slide at the mouth of the canyon.
Realizing they were trapped, most of the . . . — — Map (db m144145) HM|
|August 17, 1959: performer Bobbi Baker was on her way to a gig in Billings, Montana when she stopped at the Hilgard Lodge for the night. Just as she settled into bed, she heard a “huge rush of wind” and the cabin began to shake . . . — — Map (db m116142) HM|
|Prior to 1936, the roads leading from West Yellowstone were not plowed during the winter months, isolating the town from the rest of the world.
Even the Train Stopped Running
The Union Pacific Railroad provided passenger service to West . . . — — Map (db m126999) HM|
|Something is Terribly Wrong
Fourteen-year-old Darwin Steffler was in bed in his family’s lakeside lodge about 5.5 miles east of here, when he felt the earthquake strike. After checking on his little brothers, he race through the darkened . . . — — Map (db m114157) HM|
|This basin was settled by ranchers and homesteaders.
Bannock Indians had encampments here as late as 1913. Near
here is the west entrance to Yellowstone Park, the nation’s
first National Park(1872). West Yellowstone was founded in
1908 with the . . . — — Map (db m100066) HM|
|Imagine what it was like...
A lake that tipped...a woman who leaped from her home just in time...a performer who didn't let an earthquake stop her...cabins swallowed by waves that came out of nowhere...a highway that vanished...
Here at the . . . — — Map (db m114161) HM|
A quiet August night in a popular Forest Service campground just below Hebgen Dam. Nearby Cabin Creek murmurs softly, and the moon filters through the pines.
Abruptly, the ground trembles, then jolts...then with a roar a crack appears, . . . — — Map (db m116506) HM|
It began as an idyllic August night. A full moon soared quietly over Yellowstone country. Along Hebgen Lake and the Madison River, campgrounds and vacation cabins were full to capacity, and scores of families were camped by the . . . — — Map (db m113576) HM|
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