The Manlove Homestead

The Manlove Homestead (HM2MC7)

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N 46° 35.112', W 111° 54.559'

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During the summer of 1864 a wagon train from Iowa heading west for the Oregon country stopped near this site to rest and repair their wagon before crossing the Rocky Mountains.
Among these pioneers were Jonathan and Elmira Manlove and their two small children. They liked the Prickly Pear Valley and decided to stay behind and make this their home.
Their first dwelling was this log house originally built about one-half mile northwest of this site. Part of the East Helena Townsite was once their potato field and pasture, still called the Manlove Grove.
They never left the Prickly Pear area and were the first permanent settlers in what is now Lewis and Clark County. This is no doubt the oldest structure in the county. It was moved to this location and restored by the East Helena Kiwanis Club.
Five more children were born to the Manlove's. One son, Wilber, was a barber and operated a shop on Main St. in East Helena until past 90 years of age
HM NumberHM2MC7
Placed ByEast Helena Kiwanis Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 430335 N 5159472
Decimal Degrees46.58520000, -111.90931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 35.112', W 111° 54.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 35' 6.7200000000001" N, 111° 54' 33.54" W
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