“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 West Yellowstone, Montana

Clickable Map of Gallatin 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> Gallatin County, MT (47) Broadwater County, MT (4) Jefferson County, MT (7) Madison County, MT (65) Meagher County, MT (2) Park County, MT (17) Fremont County, ID (20) Park County, WY (187) Teton County, WY (83)  GallatinCounty(47) Gallatin County (47)  BroadwaterCounty(4) Broadwater County (4)  JeffersonCounty(7) Jefferson County (7)  MadisonCounty(65) Madison County (65)  MeagherCounty(2) Meagher County (2)  ParkCounty(17) Park County (17)  FremontCountyIdaho(20) Fremont County (20)  ParkCountyWyoming(187) Park County (187)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)
West Yellowstone is in Gallatin County
    Gallatin County (47)
    Broadwater County (4)
    Jefferson County (7)
    Madison County (65)
    Meagher County (2)
    Park County (17)
    Fremont County, Idaho (20)
    Park County, Wyoming (187)
    Teton County, Wyoming (83)
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1Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — A Leap Just in Time
I've been a pretty tough old bird, but I wouldn’t want to go through that again! Grace Miller August 1959 Survival Tactics Seventy-something-year-old Grace Miller was a self-professed “tough old bird.” When she found . . . Map (db m114166) HM
2Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Earthquake Lake Geologic Area
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
3Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Geologists' Dream
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
4Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Hebgen Lake and Quake Lake
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
5Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — 10 — Oregon Short Line 1903Rail Car
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
6Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — 4 — Oregon Shortline TerminusWest Yellowstone Historic District
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
7Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Refuge Point
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
8Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Sleep InterruptedOn The Fringe Of Disaster
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
9Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Snowed In!
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
10Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Something is terribly wrong
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
11Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — Southern Gallatin County
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
12Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — The Lake that TiltedStories of Narrow Escapes
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
13Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — The Night the Earth CrackedThe Stuff of Fairy Tales
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
14Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — The Night’s Peace Was Shattered
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
15Montana (Gallatin County), West Yellowstone — 1 — Union Pacific Identification Pylon
This Property Contributes To The West Yellowstone Oregon Shortline Terminus Historic District Listed In The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Interior In Cooperation With The . . . Map (db m103600) HM
Sep. 20, 2021