Colter's Run Historical

Colter's Run Historical (HM1UVY)

Location: Three Forks, MT 59752 Gallatin County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 53.802', W 111° 33.088'

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—The Headwaters of the Missouri 1808 —

The Headwaters Region was the setting for the legend of
Colter's Run
In the fall of 1808 John Colter and John Potts,
both former members of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition, were trapping on the Jefferson
River. Angered by previous encounters with
white men, a band of Blackfeet attacked the
two trappers. Potts was killed. Colter was
stripped and told to run for his life. Heading
out across the plains, Colter outdistanced
all but one of the pursuers. Nearly exhausted,
Colter turned on the Indian, killing him. The
trapper continued on to the river, where he hid
under a snag. The Blackfeet searched for him
but finally gave up at darkness. Colter
emerged and headed for the trapper's fort on
the Big Horn River, a journey he made in
seven days.
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 457219 N 5082718
Decimal Degrees45.89670000, -111.55146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 53.802', W 111° 33.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 53' 48.12" N, 111° 33' 5.28" 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 9 Cottonwood, Three Forks MT 59752, US
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