Fort Fizzle

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Location of Fort: Lolo, MT

Use: Military

GPS  N: 46-44.

         W:  114-11.

Fort Fizzle was a 200 foot long log and earth breastwork about four feet high constructed in July 1877 by elements of the 7th Infantry and local volunteers under the direction of Captain Charles C Rawn.  It was intended to halt Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce but when they reached it on July 28, 1877, they just went around it and continued on their journey.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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