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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wibaux, Montana
Location of Wibaux, Montana
► Wibaux County (9) ► Dawson County (18) ► Fallon County (1) ► Prairie County (0) ► Richland County (2) ► Golden Valley County, North Dakota (0) ► McKenzie County, North Dakota (20)
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|Harold G. Clark and Orlando Burgess, owners of the Clark Hardware Company, constructed this one-story brick and stucco commercial building in 1916. Representative of the period of Wibaux’s major economic development, it originally housed the . . . — — Map (db m163449) HM|
|Wherever you are in Montana, you stand in the pathway of Lewis and Clark. Their 1804-1806 expedition was a grand adventure to investigate the people and resources of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase and to seek a navigable passage across the . . . — — Map (db m163384) HM|
|In 1876, this was strictly buffalo and Indian country. From 1876 to 1881, the U.S. Army rounded up the Indians and forced them onto reservations while buffalo hunters cleared the range for the cattle boom of the Eighties.
Pierre Wibaux ran one of . . . — — Map (db m163386) HM|
|In 1876 this was strictly buffalo and Indian country, There wasn't a ranch between Bismarck, North Dakota and Bozeman, Montana. But the U.S. Cavalry rounded up the hostile Indians from 1876 and 1881 and forced them onto reservations while the . . . — — Map (db m163389) HM|
|Constructed during Wibaux’s transition period from a cattle town into an agricultural center, this Queen Anne commercial style building originally housed the Smith Saloon. Partners William H. Smith, John R. Cornell, and W. H. North built the saloon . . . — — Map (db m163448) HM|
|Dismayed that his son’s adoptive home had no Catholic Church, Frenchman Achille Wibaux instructed Pierre to build one here. The rancher contributed $2,000 for the construction of this wood-frame, vernacular Gothic Revival structure. It was built in . . . — — Map (db m163451) HM|
|Montana is famous for its dinosaur fossils. Paleontologists have discovered seventy-five different species of dinosaurs in Montana, more than any other state in America. The oldest dinosaur fossils are found in rocks of the Jurassic Period, which . . . — — Map (db m163385) HM|
|From its roots as a pre-1900s cattle town to a farming community after the turn of the century, Wibaux well illustrates the transformation borne by many small Montana towns. This historic district reflects the high point of the town’s influence as . . . — — Map (db m163388) HM|
|Pierre Wibaux, scion of a distinguished French textile family, arrived here at the settlement of Mingusville in 1883, establishing a cattle ranch about 12 miles north. His herds fared well during the devastating “Hard Winter of . . . — — Map (db m163387) HM|