tour focuses on history
Take a walk
through history on the Glendive Historical Walking
brochures are available at the Glendive Area Chamber
of Commerce located at 313 S. Merrill Ave. The tour
allows visitors to leisurely explore Glendives
history while enjoying a pleasant summer stroll.
Trails of history
cross at Glendive, from prehistoric fossils found
in and around Makoshika State Park to the rich history
based on the railroad and oil days.
The town of
Glendive was started by the railroad. The small settlement
became a permanent town when the first railroad, Northern
Pacific Railway, arrived on July 5, 1881. The railroad
continues to play a major role in the community. Before
the year was over, the population had grown to about
As the railroad
gave Glendive life, the Bell Street Bridge was one
of the first bridges erected across the mighty Yellowstone
The bridge was
claimed an historical site a few years ago and a committee
was formed in an effort to make many improvements
to the bridge.
pots have been placed near the ends and lights were
installed to make the bridge safe for walking at night.
Improvements continue in an effort to entice more
people to visit the historic site.
Also on the
walking tour people will visit the 1922 Burlington
Northern Railroad Depot, the 1915 Chamber of Commerce/Jaycees
Clubhouse building, the 1886 Dion building, the 1914
B.N. underpass, the 1914 City Hall, the 1907 Charley
Montana Bed and Breakfast, formerly the Krug Mansion,
the 1924 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the 1903 McCone
residence, the 1910 Blackstock residence, the 1909
Methodist Church and 1914 parsonage, and the 1935
U.S. Post Office. The architecture of many of these
buildings, reminiscent of years gone by, is breathtaking.
Take time to
check out the rich history of Glendive on the official
walking tour. Youll be glad you did!