Fort  Maginnis

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Dates used: 1880 - 1890

Location of Fort: Lewistown, MT

Use: Military

GPS  N: 47-11.248

         W: 109-08.385

Fort Maginnis was established by Captain Dangerfield Park on August 22, 1880 along Ford's Creek to protect the ranchers in the area.  It was abandoned on July 20, 1890 and later dismantled by the citizens of of the area.  Some of the houses were rebuilt in Lewistown, about 25 miles away.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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