Hebgen Lake and Quake Lake

Hebgen Lake and Quake Lake (HM13O2)

Location: West Yellowstone, MT 59758 Gallatin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 48.104', W 111° 10.031'

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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 graveled. West Yellowstone started with the coming of the railroad in 1908.

This area contains many historical interests: Hebgen Lake and dam, Quake Lake and the Madison River Earthquake Visitor's Center at the site of the August 17, 1959 mountain slide.

Near here was the Grayling Post Office that served from 1989 to 1951. Missouri Flats (Madison County) was homesteaded by people from Missouri in 1911. Still standing in the ghost town of Cliff Lake in Madison county (2002) are the school, teacherage, store and post office. The Fir Ridge Cemetery overlooks Hebgen Lake.

HM NumberHM13O2
Year Placed2002
Placed ByMontana Cultural Trust and Gallatin County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 486778 N 4960939
Decimal Degrees44.80173333, -111.16718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 48.104', W 111° 10.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 48' 6.24" N, 111° 10' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19001-19399 Hebgen Lake Rd, West Yellowstone MT 59758, US
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