Valley of Opportunity

Valley of Opportunity (HMJD1)

Location: Bozeman, MT 59715 Gallatin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 42.736', W 111° 3.86'

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To the Headwaters

Settlers came to the Gallatin Valley on the heels of the first Montana gold strike at Grasshopper Creek near Bannack, Montana, in 1862. As Meriwether Lewis had predicted, farmers found the valley well suited for agriculture. They planted crops and raised stock to supply the rapidly growing town.
John Jacobs and John Bozeman laid out a cutoff from the Oregon Trail into western gold fields of Montana in 1863. Bozeman brought the first wagon train of miners and settlers over the Bozemen Trail.
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HM NumberHMJD1
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Placed ByMontana Department of Transportation (MDT) & Qwest
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 494992 N 5062081
Decimal Degrees45.71226667, -111.06433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 42.736', W 111° 3.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 42' 44.16" N, 111° 3' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20278 N 19th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715, US
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