Locating Our Storied Past

Historical Sites
One of the objectives of YHS is to preserve the storied past of Billings and Yellowstone county. One way we do this is to help locate and mark historical spots. YHS has been installing markers at sites since the 1950’s. These include the battlefields of our nations past, trails our ancestors traveled as they discovered the West, points of interest that are important to our history. Below are some of the markers, landmarks, and Displays we have either helped install, raise funds for, or manage.

Installed Markers

Yellowstone Historical Society Projects
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Coulson City
Bozeman Trail
POW Camp
Billings First School
Battle of Canyon Creek
Coulson City Rock
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Coulson City Rock
Coulson City Sign
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Coulson City Sign
Coulson City Sign
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Coulson City Sign
Coulson City Display
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Coulson City Display
Bozeman Trail Marker
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Bozeman Trail Marker
Bozeman Trail Marker Display
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Bozeman Trail Marker Display
POW Display
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POW Display
POW Marker
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POW Marker
(Private Property)
School Marker
School Marker
Battle of Canyon Creek
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Battle of Canyon Creek

From Boston to Seattle

Yellowstone Trail
The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile highway through the upper tier of states in the United States, established on May 23, 1912. It was an Auto Trail that ran from the Atlantic Ocean in Plymouth, Massachusetts, through Montana to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, to the Pacific Ocean in Seattle, Washington. The road slogan was "A Good Road from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound".

Yellowstone Region

Area Landmarks, Sites, and Museums
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Historic Sites & Monuments
Museums
Scenic Sites & Parks
Yellowstone Kelly
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Yellowstone Kelly
Boothill Cemetery
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Boothill Cemetery
Chief Plenty Coup State Park
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Chief Plenty Coup State Park
Billings Pictograph Caves
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Billings Pictograph Caves
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Little Big Horn Battlefield
Battle of Canyon Creek
Battle of Canyon Creek
Bear Paw Battlefield
Bear Paw Battlefield
Pompey's Piller
Pompey's Piller
Yellowstone Art Museum
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Yellowstone Art Museum
Western Heritage Center
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Western Heritage Center
Moss Mansion
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Moss Mansion
Yellowstone County Museum
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Yellowstone County Museum
Museum of Women's History
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Museum of Women's History
High Plains Women's Museum
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High Plains Women's Museum
Huntley Project Museum
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Huntley Project Museum
Montana Rodeo Hall of Fame
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Montana Rodeo Hall of Fame
Yellowtail Dam & Recreation Area
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Yellowtail Dam & Recreation Area
Wild Horse Range: Pryor Mountains
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Wild Horse Range: Pryor Mountains
Rimrocks & Sacrafice Cliffs
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Rimrocks & Sacrafice Cliffs
Four Dances Trail
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Four Dances Trail
Lake Elmo State Park
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Lake Elmo State Park
Riverfront Park
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Riverfront Park
Dover Memorial Park
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Dover Memorial Park