Fort Musselshell

Fort Musselshell (HM682)

Location: Mosby, MT 59058 Garfield County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 59.39', W 107° 51.566'

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Fort Musselshell was located on the Missouri River about 35 miles north of here. It was a trading post in the '60s and '70s and as such had a brief but colorful career. The only whites in that part of the state were woodchoppers for the Missouri River steamboats, wolfers, trappers and Indian trappers.The River Crows and Gros Ventre Indians traded there. A buffalo robe brought them 3 cups of coffee, or 6 cups of sugar, or 10 cups of flour. It was a tolerably profitable business from the traders standpoint.The Assiniboine and Sioux regarded this post as an amusement center where bands of ambitious braves could lie in ambush and get target practice on careless whites. Musselshell became a cattle rustlers hangout but after a Vigilance Committee stretched a few of them they seemed to lose interest.
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HM NumberHM682
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 282574 N 5208003
Decimal Degrees46.98983333, -107.85943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 59.39', W 107° 51.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 59' 23.40" N, 107° 51' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 MT-200, Mosby MT 59058, US
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