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Property Details: Garryowen, Montana - Where the Battle of Little Big Horn Began!
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Property Information
Garryowen, Montana - Where the Battle of Little Big Horn Began!
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Garryowen, MT
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Price: Contact agent for more details
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7+
Square Feet: 18,850
Lot Description/Acreage:
6
Year Built:
1996
Architectural Style:
Postwar Homes
(c.1935-1970)
 
Contact Information
Name: Matt W. Robertson
Agency: NAI Business Properties
Phone: 406-256-5000 or 406-671-1158
Website: Visit the website...
 
Property History
The town of Garryowen is located on the site of Sitting Bull's Camp, prior to and during the Battle of Little Big Horn. The site of Sitting Bull's camp was the largest gathering of Native Americans on the plains of the United States, with over 6,000 inhabitants living in the encampment at the time of the battle. The eastern side of the town is the site where the forces under Major Reno and Benteen (subordinate officers underneath Custer) fired the first shots on the Indian encampment; this was the location where the Battle of Little Bighorn began! The town of Garryowen was founded in 1895 with the construction of a train station. In 1926, the "Bury the Hatchet" ceremony took place in the town of Garryowen; this ceremony involved a peaceful settlement, performed and represented by two individuals (from both sides) who survived the battle. During this ceremony, a monument was erected for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the only monument of that type to exist outside the Arlington Cemetery. Over time, the town built the Conoco gas station and a Subway shop.
 
Property Description
The property of this town is composed of two separate parts; the facilities on site the total acreage of the town itself. The living quarters of the town include an upstairs penthouse (at 1000 square feet) as well as living quarters, separate from the main facility, which include 3 bedrooms/bathrooms as well as an attached executive office suite. The commercial property includes a Conoco gas station, a Subway sandwich shop, and a large retail space (previously used as a trading post). Also included is a post office that is part of the main facility. The square feet of all of the facilities combined is 18,850 square feet, including a 3000 square foot basement, which can be used for storage or office space. Aside from structural aspects, the property consists of 6 acres of land that is located 3 and half miles from the Custer National Monumenet. The land is located off of I-90, which has 3.8 million vehicles annually that drive through the town of Garryowen.
 
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Garryowen, Montana - Where the Battle of the Little Big Horn Began

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The most historically important piece of real estate ever offered for private sale. This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a rich piece of American history, to protect an unparalleled and critical historical resource, and to expand its legacy. Recently, towns with much less to offer than Garryowen have sold for multiple millions of dollars. This opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be an integral part of American history and to own the most famous privately-held historic real estate in America. It should clearly be considered an outstanding corporate opportunity: corporate sponsorship programs range into many millions just to hang a name on a building. The sale of the historic Town of Garryowen, Montana is unprecedented: it brings together a town, a stunningly important historic location including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and a unique manuscript collection of national importance.

  • The Elizabeth Custer Manuscript Archive, at approximately 4,000 pieces, is the largest assemblage of original Custer documents, photographs, drawings, and period newspapers in existence.
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which houses the remains of a cavalryman lost in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and historic time capsule, is the only privately held monument of its kind in the country.  
  • The Real Estate includes impeccably equipped buildings, offices, residences, and facilities; and from Garryowen’s grounds, the entire scope of the complex battle is visible. 
Perhaps most importantly, the sale of Garryowen represents the passing on of a vision and a legacy. Elizabeth Custer, the widow of the famous general, decreed in her will that the Custers’ personal property should come to the Battlefield of the Little Bighorn. Now, the immense legacy of the Custer Archives has come to rest at Garryowen. This powerful assemblage of elements awaits a visionary and an impassioned caretaker – whether individual or corporate – with the imagination and the resources to carry this rich heritage forward, and to keep the Custer Archive where it belongs, at the battlefield.

The sale includes spectacular architectural elevation renderings of the concept for a new, world-class museum and research facility. Garryowen is the only town within the perimeter of the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and is located precisely where the battle began. It is one of the most important battlefields in America, and is certainly the most important in the West. No other historical event has generated so many books and movies, and none has caught and kept the American imagination with such intensity. Cradled in the arms of the Little Bighorn River on the southern end of Sitting Bull’s vast Indian encampment, Garryowen occupies ground that is sacred to the American psyche. Here, the first shots of the battle were fired on June 25, 1876: within hours, George Armstrong Custer’s entire command was wiped out.

In 1895, Buffalo Bill Cody named Garryowen for the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. The railroad established a train station here at Garryowen on the banks of Little Bighorn River, where water was taken on and U.S. Army troops, supplies, and mail were offloaded for delivery to several nearby forts. The station was named “Garryowen” after the Irish drinking song adopted by General George Armstrong Custer as the fighting song of the 7th Cavalry.

Today, Garryowen is a thriving tourist destination, a polished complex of buildings, monuments, and manuscripts. It is located on I-90 between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, two of the largest tourist attractions in America. 3.8 million vehicles travel this section of interstate every year, and four hundred thousand people climb Last Stand Hill, drawn by the mystery, the emotion, and the controversy of the Custer fight.

Last Updated: June 25, 2014
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified.


 
 

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