The Crazy Mountains Historical Marker


Harlowton 59036,Central Montana,Wheatland County

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Location: West of Harlowtown

The Crazy Mountains, which you can see to the southwest, are an outlying range. They are far more rugged and beautiful than they appear at a distance. The story goes that a woman traveling across the plains with a wagon train of emigrants went insane. She escaped from the party and was found near these mountains. So they were called the Crazy Woman Mountains, which in time was shortened.

This district was great cow country in the days of the open range, and there are still a number of large cattle ranches in this vicinity, though under fence. The town of Two Dot gets its name from an early day brand.

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