Historically interesting places
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a memorial of great historical importance in western Montana. The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is principally a historic ranch, founded in 1862 by the Canadian fur trader Johnny Grant. Three years later, the “cattle baron” Conrad Kohrs acquired the ranch and expanded it considerably. Today the memorial covers an area of approximately 6.5 km² on which there are over 90 buildings, some of which are historical, and serves to commemorate the expansion of cattle breeding and husbandry into today’s Montana area and its importance for the state’s economy, even today. A visit is particularly recommended in the summer months, as the memorial is run as an open-air living history museum.
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|Contact||266 Warren Lane
Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
Special buildings and structures
Montana State Capitol in Helena
The Montana State Capitol in the capital city of Helena in western Montana is the state’s seat of government. The State Capitol was built between 1899 and 1902 in the neo-classical style of the Greek Revival. The side wings of the State Capitol were built between 1909 and 1912. Actually, the construction dragged on longer because the first design was canceled due to suspected fraud. Surprisingly, this was later when the State Capitol of Arkansas was built realized. Sandstone and granite were used and the exterior of the dome is covered with copper. A special feature inside the State Capitol are the 4 paintings in the rotunda. These depict 4 archetypal Montana residents. These are the indigenous people of the area, representing these chief Charlo the Bitterroot Salish, the explorer and fur trader Jim Bridger, the gold digger Henry Finnis Edgar and a cowboy. There are also some interesting paintings in the State Capitol, including the monumental painting “Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians at Ross’ Hole”, with a length of 7.6 m and a height of 3.65 m, by the artist Charles M Russell. It is best to use one of the tours offered to get closer to the history and importance of the building.
|Contact||225 North Roberts
Helena, Montana 59601
The Billings Depot, or Northern Pacific Billings Depot as it is officially called, is a historic train station in the city of Billings. The station was built in 1882 and once served the region’s considerable train traffic, but the last train ran here in 1979. As of this year, the Billings Depot has also been on the list of Historic Places. Nowadays it is used for all kinds of events and has not lost its place in the local community.
|Contact||2310 Montana Ave.
Billings, Montana 59101
Montana – National Geographic Map Machine
Locate cities, rivers and mountainous regions on the shaded-relief map. Includes a brief economic profile of the Treasure State.
Montana – University of Texas Library
Explore the wilds of Montana. Includes 1899 Helena and 1917 Missoula maps, as well as maps of Custer Battlefield and Yellowstone National Park.
Montana – US Census Bureau Map
Provides a clickable map that offers data such as population estimates, county profiles and demographic information.