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Montana Historical Markers
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Description:
Distinct red wood signs and Interpretive signs containing historical information found along the highways throughout Montana.
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All historical roadside markers found in Montana may be listed here.
These markers are both the traditional redwood signs and the newer interpretative signs posted for the Lewis & Clark Centennial in 2006.
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The Whoop-up Trail
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Montana Historical MarkersThe Atlantic Hotel - Missoula, MT

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Designed by A. J. Gibson and completed in 1902, this was one of several hotels built in that era to supply housing for the burgeoning town of Missoula. It was the arrival of the second railroad which induced large scale immigration to the city.

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Montana Historical MarkersBellows Residence - Missoula, MT

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Built in 1909 well south of the central residential area, this house was somewhat of a local oddity, as cast concrete blocks were employed in its construction. Though common elsewhere, this was a material much less often used in Missoula.

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Montana Historical MarkersMilwaukee Depot - Missoula, MT

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The Milwaukee Line was the final transcontinental railroad completed and when it arrived in Missoula it built a large and impressive depot. Built in 1910 of brick and stone, it was built to impress and this it accomplished handily.

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Montana Historical MarkersFlorence Hotel - Missoula, MT

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This Art Moderne Hotel opened in 1941 and was the third attempt at building a Florence Hotel on this site. The first two, built in 1881 and 1913, burned in 1913 and 1936, respectively. This Florence Hotel has, to date, escaped a similar fate.

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Montana Historical MarkersGleim Building II - Missoula, MT

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Built sometime between the years of 1893 and 1902, this was the second brick edifice owned by Mary Gleim to house her “female boarding house”. It remained in operation until 1916 when it changed its modus operandi to servicing automobiles.

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Montana Historical MarkersGleim Building - Missoula, MT

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Built in 1893, this was the first brick edifice owned by Mary Gleim to house her “female boarding house”. She sold this building in 1903 but continued in operation in Gleim Building II until 1916 when the city made her profession a no-no.

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Montana Historical MarkersUniversity of Montana Historic District - Missoula, MT

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Created in 1893, the University of Montana opened in 1895 in a refurbished schoolhouse with 50 students. With over 10,000 students enrolled, the 40 acre campus has come a long way in the intervening 120 odd years.

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Montana Historical MarkersHeadquarters Building and Daily Company Annex - Missoula, MT

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This pair of buildings were built in 1888 and 1917, respectively. Renovations in the 30 and the 60s temporarily hid the old façades. In 1990 they were de-renovated to expose their original personalities.

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Montana Historical MarkersLabor Temple - Missoula, MT

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Missoula's first Labour Union Hall was constructed on this spot in 1896 but burned to the ground in 1911. This more substantial brick building replaced it five years later, opening for business in 1917.

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Montana Historical MarkersMrs. Lydia McCaffery’s Furnished Rooms - Missoula, MT

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This brick American Foursquare building was constructed in 1910 specifically as a boardinghouse. To meet the need for more housing it was expanded in 1915 and a separate rental house added in the back. It remained a boardinghouse well into the 1940s.

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Montana Historical MarkersMissoula Mercantile Warehouse - Missoula, MT

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Once a warehouse for the Inland Northwest's largest retailer, this building was built in stages between the years 1893 and 1912. Updated in 1948, it was sold, along with the rest of Missoula Mercantile, to Allied Stores Corp. in 1959.

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Montana Historical MarkersMissoula Laundry Company - Missoula, MT

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This is a building afflicted with multiple personality disorder, exhibiting vernacular architecture from 1915, Art Deco from the late 1920s and Western commercial style of the 1940s. It's a building which has continued to grow as it aged.

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Montana Historical MarkersNorthern Pacific Railroad Depot - Missoula, MT

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Though the Northern Pacific reached Missoula in 1883, it was another 18 years before they possessed a true railroad depot in the town. Arson and other events prompted the eventual construction of this splendid Renaissance Revival depot in 1901.

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Montana Historical MarkersFred T. Sterling House - Missoula, MT

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An Arts and Crafts style home designed by Albert J. Gibson for Frederick Sterling, this house came to be in 1912. First becoming president of the Missoula Mercantile Company, Sterling later was president of the Western Montana National Bank.

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Montana Historical MarkersStudebaker Building - Missoula, MT

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Though this site has hosted two separate buildings since 1915 or so, it has gone from stables to Chevys to Studebakers in the early 20th century. Somehow, it was the Studebaker name that has stuck.

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Montana Historical MarkersWilliam E. Coleman House - Deer Lodge, MT

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This large Victorian home was designed by architects Ameryre and Thori of Superior, Wisconsin and completed in 1892. It is a classic example of Victorian attention to the minutest detail, extending upward to the detail of the chimney.

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Montana Historical MarkersDeer Lodge Central Business Historic District - Deer Lodge, MT

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Deer Lodge, fortuitously positioned when gold was discovered in the area, was one of the earlier towns to spring up in western Montana. Becoming a railroad divisional point after the turn of the century didn't hurt its chances of survival, either.

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Montana Historical MarkersWilliam K. Kohrs Free Memorial Library - Deer Lodge, MT

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The Andrew Carnegie libraries were used as a model for this library, donated to the community of Deer Lodge by cattleman Conrad Kohrs and his wife, Augusta. Constructed in 1902 it was designed by architects Link and Carter of Butte, MT.

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Montana Historical MarkersTrask Hall - Deer Lodge, MT

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Constructed in 1878, Trask Hall was the first building of Montana's first postsecondary school. It was later renamed after benefactor Alanson Trask. Closed in 1900, the school reopened in 1906 and closed forever in 1917.

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Montana Historical MarkersDeer Lodge Women's League Chapter House - Deer Lodge, MT

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The American Women’s League, founded in 1908, built two chapter houses in Montana, one in Avon and this one in Deer Lodge. Constructed in 1910, it was one of five basic designs created by architects Helfensteller, Hirsch & Watson for the league.

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Montana Historical MarkersFarmers and Merchants State Bank - Eureka, MT

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Eureka's first bank, the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, was the work of Kalispell investors who managed to capitalize it at $25,000 on opening in 1908. Opening day saw deposits of a further $7,000.

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Montana Historical MarkersAnt Flat Ranger Station - Fortine, MT

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One of the first year round Ranger Stations in western Montana, this site, unfortunately, retains none of its original buildings. They were burned to make room for newer buildings in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Montana Historical MarkersTroy Jail - Troy, MT

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From the turn of the century until 1924, when this jail was built, Troy made do with a 10 X 10 wood jail. About eight times the size of the original, this substantial concrete jail then served the town for many more years.

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Montana Historical MarkersFrank Lloyd Wright Building - Whitefish, MT

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This building was the last Frank Lloyd Wright designed building built in the state of Montana. It was designed as a building for the medical practice of Drs. T L. Lockridge, John T Whalen and Bruce C. McIntyre.

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Montana Historical MarkersFirst Presbyterian Church of Whitefish - Whitefish, MT

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This is far from the first First Presbyterian Church in Whitefish, but this one, completed in 1921, has been the longest lasting. It was the design of congregation members, with only small changes made by architects Rigg and Vantyne of Spokane.

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