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Fort Connah History
In 1847 Angus McDonald was sent to complete the fort. When the fort closed down in 1872 the fur trade in Montana ended.
One of the three original buildings still remains and is believed to be the oldest standing building in Montana. The site of Fort Connah is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The remaining building is a hand-hewn, 375-square-foot log building that is the only surviving structure. The massive ten-inch-square hand-hewn beams are stacked horizontally to form the walls, the same type of construction used by the Hudson Bay Company. Aerial infrared scanning of the surrounding land shows tepee rings where Indians camped while trading.
Location: 4 miles north of Ignatius, Lake County, Montana, on Hwy 93.
Maps & Images Lat: 47.40556 Long: -114.09583
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 69-70
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 469
Visited: 9 Oct 2010
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