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We have taken the text from over hundreds of historical markers throughout the state and reprinted them here. They're fun reading, and in total provide an excellent background on the history and growth of Montana. Approximate location of the particular marker is listed below the name.

Lander Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail
Three miles south of Smoot on U.S. Highway 89

Lander Cut-Off
About 18 miles south of Afton on U.S. Highway 89

Periodic Spring "The Spring that Breathes"
North edge of Afton on U.S. Highway 89

Sawyer Expedition Fight
About two miles east of Dayton on U.S. Highway 14

Periodic Spring
About 18 miles south of Afton on U.S. Highway 89

Star Valley
347 Jefferson Street in Afton

Star Valley
Star Valley Rest Area just south of Thayne

First Post Office
U.S. Highway 89 just north of Riggs Ave. and Wright Street intersection in Thayne

Baker Cabin
On U.S. Highway 89 in Etna

A Changing View of Wildlife
Just south of Alpine on U.S. Highway 89 at Wildlife Watching Area pullout

On the Ashes of Their Campfires
About 16 miles south of Hoback Junction on U.S. Highway 189/191

John Hoback, Guide of Astorians
Approximately one mile southeast of Hoback Junction on U.S. Highway 191/189

Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" Wilson April 8, 1843-Dec.27, 1915
Wilson next to Post Office

The Gros Ventre Slide
About five miles east of Kelly on paved road that parallels river.

Jackson Lake Dam
Grand Teton National Park at Jackson Lake Dam

Cunningham Cabin
Just south of Moran Junction on U.S. Highway 26/89/191

Tie Hack Monument
18 miles northwest of Dubois on U.S. Highway 26/287

The Hack Boss
On U.S. Highway 287/89 between Moran Junction and Dubois

The Cross-Tie
On U.S. Highway 287/26 between Moran Junction and Dubois

Togwotee Pass
U.S. Highway 26/287 between Moran Junction and Dubois

Breccia Cliffs
U.S. Highway 26/287 between Moran Junction and Dubois

Union Pass
U.S. Highway 26/287 between Moran Junction and Dubois

Washaki Wilderness
U.S. Highway 26/287 between Moran Junction and Dubois

Tie Hack Interpretive Display
About 17 miles northwest of Dubois on U.S. Highway 26/287

Union Pass Interpretive Plaques
About 8 miles west of Dubois, Wyoming on U.S. Highway 287/26 and 15 miles south on Union Pass Road

Union Pass
About 8 miles west of Dubois on U.S. Highway 26/287

Togwotee Pass/ Continental Divide
U.S. Highway 26/287 at Togwotee Pass between Moran Junction and Dubois

The Old Blackrock Station
U.S. Highway 26/287 at east of Moran Junction at Teton National Forest Ranger Station

Dubois Museum Interpretive Signs
At Dubois Museum

Crowheart Butte
Four and one half miles southeast of Crowheart on Highway 26/287

Grass or Sand Springs–An Oregon Trail Campsite
North of 191/351 Junction

Buckskin Crossing-a Landmark
About 8 miles south of Big Sandy on Country Road 1804 where road crosses Big Sandy River

Fremont's Week in Sublette County
About seven miles east of Boulder on State Highway 353.

Historic Sublette County of Cattle & Men
About three miles north of Big Piney on U.S. Highway 189.

Osprey
Just South of Pinedale on Highway 191

Green River Rendezvous
Just west of Pinedale.

Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek
Just west of Pinedale on U.S. Highway 191

The Naming of the Lake
About three miles north of Pinedale at Fremont Lake.

Historical Sublette County: A Pause on a Journey
U.S. Highway 191 in Pinedale

Rendezvous–Birth of an Empire
About six miles west of Pinedale on U.S. Highway 191

Wind River Mountains
About six miles west of Pinedale on U.S. Highway 191

Astorian Incident
North of 191/189 Junction on U.S. Highway 191/189

Gros Ventre Lodge
About 23 miles north of Cora on State Highway 352

Fort Bonneville Sisk-ke-dee Agie (Green River) Oregon 1832
About 3 miles west of Daniel on State Highway 354

First Tie Drive on Green River
About 20 miles north of Cora on State Highway 352

Prairie of the Mass
About 2 miles south of Daniel on U.S. Highway 189

Absaroka Volcanic Field
Just west of Wapiti on U.S. Highway 14/16/20

Fire Fighters Memorial
U.S. Highway 14/16/20 about 18 miles west of Wapiti

A Burning Need
Approximately five miles west of Wapiti on U.S. Highway 14

Born of Fire & Ice, The Holy City
Approximately 8 miles west of Wapiti on U.S. Highway 14

Protection Proves Profitable
Approximately 5 miles west of Wapiti

Wapiti Ranger Station, First in the Nation
Approximately 9 miles west of Wapiti on U.S. Highway 14

Castle Rock
About 18 miles southwest of Cody on South Fork Road

Shoshone National Forest Blackwater Fire August 20-24, 1937
347 Jefferson Street in Afton

A Day in the Life of an Early Forest Ranger
Approximately 9 miles west of Wapiti on U.S. Highway 14

Dead Indian Summit Altitude 8,000 Feet
Chief Joseph Scenic Highway about 13 miles west of junction with State Highway 120

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