Fort Ellis

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Dates used:  1867 - 1886

Location of Fort: Bozeman, MT

Use: Military

GPS  N: 45-40.112

         W:  110-58.515

Fort Ellis was established on August 27, 1867 on the south bank of the East Gallatin River by Captain Robert S LaMotte.  The site was selected to control the Bozeman, Bridger, and Flathead passes.  It was transferred to the Department of the Interior on July 26, 1886 and later became an Experimental Station of Montana State University.  It is located three miles east of Bozeman.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Custer's Luck

Fighting Cheyennes

Forts of the West

Indian Wars of the West

March of the Montana Column

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War


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