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Fort Benton

Fort Benton, Montana
County of Chouteau.
National Register Number: 66000431
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MT-at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: City Park: River & Plains Society 406-622-3278, riverplains@mcn.net.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Established as a fur trading center in 1847, the fort prospered with the growth of steamboat traffic starting in 1859 and an 1862 gold strike, but declined with the advent of the railroad.

Fort Benton National Historic Landmark is in good condition.

There are no changes since the last report.

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