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Historic Bull River Ranger Station

Trout Creek Montana

Listing Type: Landmark
City: Trout Creek Montana
Region: Glacier Country

Land for this ranger station was purchased from a homesteader for $100, the cost of improvements. Granville 'Granny' Gordon, cowboy and friend of Teddy Roosevelt, was appointed the first District Ranger in 1907. He arrived with his wife, Pauline (a cook for Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show) and three daughters. Gordon designed the building and finished construction in 1908; it was retired in 1970.

In 1989, Forest employees, members of the Cabinet Wilderness Historical Society and volunteers donated hundreds of hours toward restoration efforts. Please respect and support these efforts; remove nothing from the site. No smoking in or around the building. Pets on leash.

Township 27N, Range 32, Section 7 .Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map .USGS Map1: Smeads Bench

Directions: From Troy, travel east 3 miles to the junction with Highway 56. Turn and travel approximately 30 miles to Road 407, then turn and follow 1.5 miles to the Station.

Historic Bull River Ranger Station
Kootenai National Forest, Trout Creek, MT 59874

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