The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile highway through the upper tier of states in the United States, established on May 23, 1912. It was an Auto Trail that ran from the Atlantic Ocean in Plymouth, Massachusetts, through Montana to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, to the Pacific Ocean in Washington.Trail Presentation
“When the railroad came to the area Coulson residents were sure the town would become the railroads hub and Coulson would soon be the Territories largest city. Being able to make far more money by creating a new town the railroad decided to create the new town of Billings. Today Coulson Park, a Billings city park, sits on the river bank where Coulson once was.”
The Battle of Canyon Creek was a military engagement between the Nez Perce Indians and the United States 7th Cavalry. It took place on September 13, 1877, west of present-day Billings, Montana.
Riverside Park, shaded with giant cottonwood trees and located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, is a historical park. At one time this site was a Japanese and German prisoner of war camp.
The Bozeman Trail was an overland route connecting the gold rush territory of Montana to the Oregon Trail. Its most important period was from 1863–68.
The first school in Billings was located near what is now Riverfront Park in south billings. There is a historical marker to in the schools original location.