Fort Shaw Historical

Fort Shaw Historical (HM1X9H)

Location: Fort Shaw, MT 59443 Cascade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 30.01', W 111° 49.137'

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Barring fur trading posts, the first important white settlements in Montana were the mining camps in the western mountains.
Everything to the east belonged to the plains Indians and was buffalo range.
To protect the miners and settlers from possible incursions of hostile tribes a series of military posts was established around the eastern border of the mining camps and settlements.
Fort Shaw established in 1867 was one of these.
It also protected the stage and freight trail from Fort Benton, head of navigation on the Missouri, to the Last Chance Gulch placer diggings at Helena.
Everything north of the Sun River was Blackfeet Indian territory at that time.
The Fort was built by the 13th U.S. Infantry under Major Wm. Clinton.

General Gibbon led his troops from here in 1876 to join General Terry and General Custer on the Yellowstone just prior to the latter's disastrous fight with the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
HM NumberHM1X9H
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Date Added Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 438322 N 5261073
Decimal Degrees47.50016667, -111.81895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 30.01', W 111° 49.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 30' 0.6" N, 111° 49' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13287 MT-200, Fort Shaw MT 59443, US
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