Historically interesting places
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is a memorial of great historical
importance in western Montana. The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is
principally a historic ranch, founded in 1862 by the Canadian fur trader Johnny
Grant. Three years later, the "cattle baron" Conrad Kohrs acquired the ranch and
expanded it considerably. Today the memorial covers an area of approximately
6.5 kmē on which there are over 90 buildings, some of which are historical, and
serves to commemorate the expansion of cattle breeding and husbandry into
today's Montana area and its importance for the state's economy, even today. A
visit is particularly recommended in the summer months, as the memorial is run
as an open-air living history museum.
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||266 Warren Lane
Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
Special buildings and structures
Montana State Capitol in Helena
The Montana State Capitol in the capital city of Helena in western Montana is
the state's seat of government. The State Capitol was built between 1899 and
1902 in the neo-classical style of the Greek Revival. The side wings of the
State Capitol were built between 1909 and 1912. Actually, the construction
dragged on longer because the first design was canceled due to suspected fraud.
Surprisingly, this was later when the State Capitol of Arkansas was built
realized. Sandstone and granite were used and the exterior of the dome is
covered with copper. A special feature inside the State Capitol are the 4
paintings in the rotunda. These depict 4 archetypal Montana residents. These are
the indigenous people of the area, representing these chief Charlo the
Bitterroot Salish, the explorer and fur trader Jim Bridger, the gold digger
Henry Finnis Edgar and a cowboy. There are also some interesting paintings in
the State Capitol, including the monumental painting "Lewis and Clark Meeting
the Flathead Indians at Ross' Hole", with a length of 7.6 m and a height of 3.65
m, by the artist Charles M Russell. It is best to use one of the tours offered
to get closer to the history and importance of the building.
||225 North Roberts
Helena, Montana 59601
The Billings Depot, or Northern Pacific Billings Depot as it is officially
called, is a historic train station in the city of Billings. The station was
built in 1882 and once served the region's considerable train traffic, but the
last train ran here in 1979. As of this year, the Billings Depot has also been
on the list of Historic Places. Nowadays it is used for all kinds of events and
has not lost its place in the local community.
||2310 Montana Ave.
Billings, Montana 59101