Bad Rock Canyon Historical

Bad Rock Canyon Historical (HM1XHX)

Location: Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Flathead County
Country: United States of America

N 48° 23.127', W 114° 6.225'

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The Flathead River enters the valley through Bad Rock Canyon. Old-timers aver that a Blackfeet war party from the plains surged over the divide years ago seething with ambition to corral a choice assortment of cayuses and maybe a scalp or two from the unsuspecting Flatheads, who claimed this part of the country for range and bed grounds. They came with stealth and breezed out with haste and horses.

This foray put the home folks on the prod. They lined out on the trail of those vanishing intruders, determined to reclaim their mounts and their honor.

The departing Blackfeet anticipated some such caper so, cunning and agile as squirrels, they took to a projecting rib on the canyon wall and laid for the irate oncomers.

It developed into quite a disturbance. Many a warrior joined his fathers in the Great Beyond that day. Sorrowful relatives thereafter referred to that ill-omened citadel as Bad Rock.
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HM NumberHM1XHX
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Placed ByMontana Highway Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 714422 N 5363196
Decimal Degrees48.38545000, -114.10375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 23.127', W 114° 6.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 23' 7.62" N, 114° 6' 13.5" 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 8200 US-2, Columbia Falls MT 59912, US
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