Fort  Missoula

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Other Names:  Post at Missoula

Dates used: 1876 - 1918, 1921 - 1947

Location of Fort: Missoula

Use: Military

GPS  N: 46-50.

         W: 114-03.

Located on the right bank of the Bitterroot River at the mouth of Grant Creek, the post was established in response to the request of settlers in the valley as a result of moving the Salish Indians to a reseveration.  The post was closed in 1915 and used for a mechanics school until 1918.  It was reactivated in 1921 and used by the Immigration Service from 1941 to 1944 as an internment camp.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

Indian Wars of the West

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