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William & Lucina Bowe Ranch, Two-Room Log Cabin, 90 feet southwest of House, Melrose, Silver Bow County, MT



B&W Photos

HB751295
BWPhotos 345502

HB751296
BWPhotos 345503

HB751297
BWPhotos 345504


Item Title
BWPhotos 345504

Location
90 feet southwest of House, Melrose vicinity, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-104-M
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: The two-room log cabin contributes to the significance of the William and Lucina Bowe Ranch. It is an important reflection of the site's role in the social and agricultural development of the lower Big Hole Valley, having served as one of the first dwellings at the Bowe Ranch and as part of the stage station and hotel before the early 1880s. The cabin also has a direct association with William and Lucina Bowe, individuals significant in local history for their part in the early settlement of the lower Big Hole Valley and the founding and development of the town of Melrose. And finally, the cabin embodies log carpentry techniques and design concepts representative of the period in which it was built.

Subjects
Agriculture
Log Cabins
Travel


Related Names
Hager, Kristi, Photographer
McCormick, Mary, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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