Fort Benton 1

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Dates used: 1821 - 1823

Location of Fort: Big Horn, MT

Use: Trading

GPS  N: 46-08.7

         W: 107-27.6

The first trading post of this name was built by Joshua Pilcher of the Missouri Fur Company during the winter of 1821 - 1822 on the Yellowstone River near old Fort Manuel.  It was abandoned in 1823.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

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