Fort Benton, Montana
August 2002


Fort Benton from Highway 87, looking east.

Fort Benton from across the Missouri River, looking west.

Closer view of Fort Benton today, from the north.

Keelboat Mandan from the movie The Big Sky.

The levee at Fort Benton, looking north (downriver).

The levee at Fort Benton, looking south (upriver).

Old Fort Benton reconstruction with restored bastion.

Old Fort Benton reconstruction with restored bastion.

Diorama in the Museum of the Upper Missouri, Fort Benton, Montana.

Land just north of Fort Benton. Steamboats could reach all the way to Fort Benton, "The World's Innermost Port," on the Upper Missouri River. From there freight went by mule train or ox train over country like this for many miles in all directions. South to Helena, north to Fort Whoop-up in Canada, etc.

 
 

1/25/11