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Fort Shaw, Montana: Ghost Town Frontier Fort

Large white buildings from an 1870s frontier fort turned into a school; one serves as a makeshift historical museum open sporadically during the summer.

Fort Shaw

Address:
Old Fort Shaw Rd, Fort Shaw, MT
Directions:
About 20 miles west of Great Falls via Montana Hwy 200. One-half mile northwest of town, next to the elementary school. Some parts of fort are private property.
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Fort Shaw structure.

Ghost Town Frontier Fort

There was a great old frontier fort called Fort Shaw, which is now a ghost town -- there is a tiny town near there today called Fort Shaw, but it's separate from the fort remnants. This is about 20 miles west of Great Falls out in the middle of nowhere. Large white buildings are from the old days of the fort in the 1870s, and one serves as a make-shift historical museum that's only open sporadically during the summer.

[Paul McLeod, 12/01/2009]

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