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(Courtesy Beaverhead County Museum Archives)
Dillon, Montana 1882

Bannack State Park
Mailing Address:
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks
4200 Bannack Road
Dillon, MT 59725

Phone: 406-834-3413
Fax: 406-834-3548
                        Photos taken Summer 2009 Jacoby Lowney

Directions Bannack State Park is located in the southwestern area of Montana. Take I-15 south of Dillon to exit #59 (Highway 278 exit.) Drive west on Highway 278 for 18 miles. Turn south onto the Bannack Road and travel four miles. Park entrance road will be on the left

                                 Photos taken Summer 2009 Jacoby Lowney

Big Hole
      National Battlefield


Location Southwestern Montana
Visitation About 60,000 per year: highest June through September; lowest November through January.
Address Big Hole National Battlefield
P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761
Telephone (406) 689-3155
Operating Hours Daily Summer: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Daily Winter: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Climate, Recommended Clothing Summers generally cool and breezy, with impressive mosquito populations in June and early July. Summer thunderstorms are not uncommon. Winters are frigid with deep snow. Bug repellent is necessary in early summer; and layers of warm clothing recommended in winter.
Directions Big Hole National Battlefield is located ten miles west of Wisdom, Montana on state highway 43. From I-15 at Dillon, Montana take highway 287 northwest to Wisdom, then highway 43, ten miles west. From I-15 at Divide, take route 43 west through Wisdom to Battlefield. From Missoula, Montana, take state route 93 south through the Bitterroot Valley to Lost Trail Pass. Turn east on highway 43 and drive 17 miles to the battlefield.

                      Photo taken by Jacoby Lowney 2007





Beaverhead Rock – Sacajawea Landmark

The Society is an educational organization based in Dillon, Montana. They help maintain a room
at the Beaverhead County Museum filled with research aids. Many of the members are among
the volunteers who staff the Research Room at the Museum during the summertime.

The Beaver Head Hunter website



(Just click on the link above to navigate to their site)
2 South Pacific St.
Dillon, MT 59725
Phone No.: 406-683-3750


   hosted by Jacoby Lowney, Mining Historian

Here is a wonderful site that showcases one of Montana's early mining communities,"Glendale, Montana and the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company".This company operated for nearly 30 years in the Pioneer Mountains west of Melrose, Montana and hosted a population of nearly 2000 residents. Jacoby Lowney is currently working on a book which will be released later this year. It tells the story of Hecla, the founders, it's early history. Mr. Lowney is working closely with the descendents of the three pioneering families that helped form this company, The Armstrongs, Atkins, and Knippenbergs.
This summer, plans are in place to host these three families for a reunion at Glendale.  Please click on the link below to visit the Internet's premier site on Glendale, Montana.

Contact information: Jacoby Lowney


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