Southern Gallatin County Historical

Southern Gallatin County Historical (HM1W00)

Location: West Yellowstone, MT 59758 Gallatin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 41.109', W 111° 15.577'

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This basin was settled by ranchers and homesteaders.
Bannock Indians had encampments here as late as 1913. Near
here is the west entrance to Yellowstone Park, the nation's
first National Park(1872). West Yellowstone was founded in
1908 with the coming of the Union Pacific, Oregon Short-Line.
Passenger service ended in 1961. (Railroad abandoned in 1980)
In 1908 a Post Office and military camp were located
four miles inside the park at Riverside. From 1909 to 1920,
the Post Office was called "Yellowstone" (West Yellowstone).
The military managed Yellowstone Park from "Fort
Yellowstone" in Mammoth until 1916. Beginning in the 1880's,
horse-drawn stagecoaches were taking tourists through the
park. Cars were permitted by 1915 and yellow park buses
in 1917. Lionhead Ski Area located on Targhee Pass increased
tourists to this area. Paiute Indian Chief Winnemuca's two
daughters, Sarah and Elma are buried in this area.
Winnemuca, Nevada was named for them.
HM NumberHM1W00
Year Placed2002
Placed ByMontana Cultural Trust The Gallatin County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 479426 N 4948008
Decimal Degrees44.68515000, -111.25961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.109', W 111° 15.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 6.54" N, 111° 15' 34.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 231 Targhee Pass Hwy, West Yellowstone MT 59758, US
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