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Other Names:  Fort Story, Fort Disapointment

Dates used: 1873 - 1874

Location of Fort: Lewistown, MT

Use: Trading

GPS  N: 47-03.506

         W: 109-25.455

Established in November 1873 on a site just below the mouth of Casino Creek by Peter Cotch for Story and Holfman of Bozeman.  According to a letter written by Kotch on March 2, 1874, The south side was 100 feet long consisting of a warehouse and a kitchen.  On the norht west and south west sides were two Indian houses, a stockade completing the square.  It was 500 yards from Trout Creek (Big Spring) with a brook (Little Casino) running close behind the buildings.  Story and Holfman sold the fort to the Dawes Brothers of Bozeman who later sold the fort to Reed and Bowles

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Guarding the Carroll Trail

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