Missouri River Headwaters Historical

Missouri River Headwaters Historical (HM1VET)

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

N 45° 54.065', W 111° 31.256'

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Approx.. 2 miles north on the Trident Road (#286) is the
confluence of the Jefferson and Madison Rivers. A mile
further downstream you can view the Gallatin River
merging to form the headwaters of the Missouri River, the
longest U.S. river. (approx.. 2500 miles)
In 1804 at the bidding of President Jefferson, Lewis and Clark
and several men came up the Missouri River from St. Louis,
Missouri. In Mandan (now North Dakota) a young Shoshone
girl named Sacajawea, her husband Charbonneau, and baby
Pomp joined the group. The expedition continued following
the Missouri River and arrived at the headwaters of the
Missouri River July 1805. For many years Indian tribes
travelled through the Missouri headwaters and the Gallatin
valley to and from buffalo hunts. The chert (fine grained
quartz crystals) mine located across the Missouri River at
the mouth of the Gallatin River was used by Indians for
making arrows, tools, and trading with other tribes.
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HM NumberHM1VET
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Montana Cultural Trust The Gallatin County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 459591 N 5083189
Decimal Degrees45.90108333, -111.52093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.065', W 111° 31.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 3.9" N, 111° 31' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 744 Frontage Rd, Three Forks MT 59752, US
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