Eagle Guard Station

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Eagle Guard Station
Eagle Guard Station 1956.jpg
Eagle Guard Station in 1956
Eagle Guard Station is located in Montana
Eagle Guard Station
Eagle Guard Station is located in the US
Eagle Guard Station
Location 11 miles west of Townsend
Coordinates 46°19′15″N 111°42′26″W / 46.32083°N 111.70722°W / 46.32083; -111.70722Coordinates: 46°19′15″N 111°42′26″W / 46.32083°N 111.70722°W / 46.32083; -111.70722
Architectural style Cabin
NRHP Reference # 01001014
Added to NRHP September 20, 2001 [1]

The Eagle Guard Station is a site on the National Register of Historic Places located about 11 miles west of Townsend, Montana. It was added to the Register on September 20, 2001.

Eagle Creek Ranger Station was originally built by Richard (Dick) Owen about 1895 as a home for himself, his wife, Sarah and daughter, Sadie. During the time the Owen's lived here, the country was in a booming gold rush. It is known that Dick Owen worked at Hassel in the mines and possibly at the Park mines. By the early 1900s, the Owen's had moved to Radersburg, where Sarah Owen ran a boarding house.

In 1905, the Elkhorn Forest Reserve was formed and between this date and the forming of the Helena National Forest in 1908, the Eagle Cabin was taken over by the U.S. Forest Service for administrative use. Eagle, Tizer and Glendale stations were all tied together by a telephone line that went into a switchboard at the store in Radersburg. The cabin is the oldest administrative log structure on the Helena National Forest and, in fact, predates the establishment of the Forest. Eagle was used by the Forest Service on a regular basis until the early 1950s. Riders from the Crow and Indian Creek Livestock Association used the cabin over the years up until the 1970s.

Eagle Cabin is the oldest administrative log structure on the Helena National Forest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Helena National Forest. "Eagle Guard Station". US Forest Service. Retrieved 23 November 2011.