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Cooke City General Store National Register of Historic Places plaque image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, August 11, 2015
Cooke City General Store National Register of Historic Places plaque
Montana (Park County), Cooke City — Cooke City General Store
As the mining town of Cooke City flourished into the 1880s, temporary structures gave way to more permanent establishments. In 1886, John A. Savage and partner John Elder opened a general mercantile whose long history reflects both the lean and . . . — Map (db m130228) HM
Montana (Park County), Cooke City — The New World Mining District
Prospectors discovered rich mineral deposits in the Beartooth Mountains near here in 1874. Christened the New World Mining District, the area included claims with colorful names like Miner’s Delight, Hidden Treasure, Southern Spy and Silver King. . . . — Map (db m45240) HM
Montana (Park County), Cooke City — The Summer of 1877
For three months the members of the Nez Perce non-treaty bands had been constantly on the move evading the military. Scouts ranged in front and guarded behind the traveling village of mostly children, women and old people, as they sought safety and . . . — Map (db m130230) HM
Montana (Park County), Corwin Springs — Along the Yellowstone RiverGallatin National Forest
A Blue Ribbon Flowing Through Paradise The Yellowstone is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. For the 103 miles downstream from Gardiner, the river is designated as a "Blue Ribbon" trout stream, the longest single . . . — Map (db m40554) HM
Montana (Park County), Emigrant — Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness
The Absaroka - Beartooth Wilderness, which lies to the east, contains one of the largest single expanses of land above 10,000 feet in elevation in the United States. The U.S. Forest Service set aside portions of the region as primitive areas in . . . — Map (db m123116) HM
Montana (Park County), Emigrant — Emigrant Gulch
In August 1864,three emigrants, who came to Montana on the Bozeman Trail, arrived here and found men already hard at work mining the creek. The new arrivals decided to try their luck farther up the rugged gulch, finding pay dirt high up the side of . . . — Map (db m46256) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — A Wildlife Paradise
Northern Yellowstone sustains one of the largest and most diverse populations of free-roaming wildlife seen anywhere on earth. It is often called "America's Serengeti." About half of the approximately 30,000 elk that summer in the park . . . — Map (db m40566) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Roosevelt Arch
In 1903, most Yellowstone visitors arrived in Gardiner by train where they boarded stagecoaches for the journey into Wonderland. Gardiner had just built a beautiful train depot in the rustic architectural style, and both park administrators and . . . — Map (db m123115) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Roosevelt ArchHistoric Gateway - Symbol of an Idea
When Yellowstone was established in 1872 as the world's first national park, it was remote and nearly inaccessible. Few "tourists" had the time or the means to travel here from the major cities of the east and west coasts. However, by 1903 the North . . . — Map (db m123135) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Take a walk through history on the Yankee Jim Trail
Visit the interpretive trail across the river and take a pleasant walk on an improve trail or enjoy a picnic. A series of interpretive signs will take you on a journey through time to some fascinating eras of history.

Past, present and future . . . — Map (db m46260) HM

Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Wildlife Migrations
In summer, pronghorn might be the only large mammals you see in this valley. In winter the wildlife picture changes dramatically. Herds of elk and bison, mule deer, and bighorn sheep descend from the snowy high country to look for food. Gardner . . . — Map (db m40579) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Wildlife of the Northern Range
Elk - Sometimes called "wapiti" (the Shawnee word for "one with a white rump"), elk are often seen in large herds in open areas where they graze on grasses and forbs. Bull elk have antlers that they shed every year. Each spring as the elk age, . . . — Map (db m40576) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Yellowstone Cutthroat TroutThe Cutthroat's Worth Saving
Montana's state fish has a sinister name and a fragile future. Set apart from other trout by red slash marks on either side of the lower jaw, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout is far from murderous. Native only to the Yellowstone River drainage, this . . . — Map (db m46257) HM
Montana (Park County), Gardiner — Yellowstone's Northern Range
What is different about the northern range soils? While most of Yellowstone is a high volcanic plateau composed of rhyolite, the northern portion of the park is more complex geologically. Here you find landslides, erodible shales and . . . — Map (db m40572) HM
Montana (Park County), Wilsall — Shields River Valley
This river was named by Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in honor of John Shields, a member of the party. Captain Clark and his men, guided by Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman, camped at the mouth of the river July 15, 1806, . . . — Map (db m128299) HM
Montana (Park County), Yellowstone National Park — Boiling River TrailEndangered Stream
This stretch of river runs warmer than most mountain streams. A half mile up the trail, underground discharge from Mammoth Hot Springs enters the current and creates a year-round climate for water birds, trout, and aquatic plants. Over the years, . . . — Map (db m123426) HM

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