Baker, Montana: Steer Montana

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O'Fallon Historical Museum

Address:
723 S. Main St., Baker, MT
Directions:
O'Fallon Historical Museum. On the west side of S. Main St. just north of W. Lincoln Ave.
Hours:
Su-F 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
406-778-3265
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Steer Montana

Steer Montana

A formerly famous (and now stuffed) two-ton bovine is exhibited in the local historical museum.

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World's Largest Steer

Located at the O'Fallon Museum in Baker is Steer Montana. Weighing in at 3,980 pounds, this is the world's largest steer. Height is 5'9", length is 10'4", girth is 9'2". Born March 23, 1923 just east of Baker and lived 15 years, 4 months. Was a Roan Polled Short Horn Breed. The museum also has his bone structure on display.

[Heather Knutson, 04/22/2001]

Steer Montana was part of "Meat Map USA" in New Roadside America. Raised by a former jockey east of town, SM used to tour local stock shows and circuses. When they found him dead, they "strung him up on a windmill," stripped the carcass, and preserved the hide in a tank of brine. Steer Montana disappeared for many years, but was finally discovered in a storage facility in Billings. The bill came to $5,000.


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