Ross' Hole Historical Marker

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Darby 59829,Southwest Montana

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Alexander Ross, of the Hudson Bay Company, with 55 Indian and white trappers, 89 women and children, and 392 horses, camped near here on March 12, 1824, en route from Spokane House to the Snake River country. Nearly a month was spent here in a desperate attempt to break through the deep snow across the pass to the Big Hole, and from their hardships and tribulations, Ross called this basin “The Valley of Troubles.”

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