Zortman Ranger Station Nominated for Historic Places Placement

(MT Historical Society) Five Montana nominations have been made for placement in the National Register of Historic Places.

Two ranger stations, a site with tribal significance, a shopping center and an expanded hospital district will be forwarded to the National Park Service for consideration.

Among the nominees is the Zortman ranger station in southern Phillips County, comprised of buildings that were constructed in the 1900s by some of the earliest US Forest Service employees. The architecture resembles the buildings of the community, using a simple wood frame and low ornamentation. The station was used by forest guards to monitor and fight fires, and ‘timber predation’ of the then Jefferson National Forest. The Bureau of Land Management acquired the station in 1966.

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