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in Wibaux, Montana
- The Gateway To Montana -
USA map showing location of Montanamap showing location of Wibaux within the state of MontanaMontana State Sign

June 8, 2012

"Wibaux (pronunciation: WEE-boh) is the first and last stop in Montana on Interstate 94 and Montana Highway 7. According to legend, Theodore Roosevelt got his nickname Old Four Eyes in Wibaux, (Mingusville, at the time) shortly after moving to the badlands from New York City. A drunk sheep rancher in the bar said, "four eyes is buying". At first Roosevelt ignored him, but the man wouldn't let up. Eventually he walked over to confront Roosevelt. Roosevelt stood up, accidentally tripping the drunk man, who fell and did not get up. Roosevelt was praised as a hero, but immediately went and hid in his room, in case the sheepherder woke up and wanted to cause trouble." [,_Montana]

Below: Old bicycles and Metal Sculptures in someone's yard

Old bicycles
metal sculptures

The Montana Centennial Train Museum and a rusted metal sculpture outside the museum

Montana Centennial Train Museum
metal sculpture lady gardener

A small park on a hill on the west edge of Orgain Avenue in Wibaux, Montana

monument in memory of USA's soldiers
plaque honoring USA's soldiers
sign about Pierre Wibaux

The town of Wibaux was named for Pierre Wibaux, a Frenchman who gave up a career in his family's textile industry to seek fortune in Eastern Montana. He lived 12 miles north of present-day Wibaux, where he ran a herd of cattle one time numbering at 40,000. Pierre Wibaux's success once made Wibaux one of the largest cattle shipping points on the rail line. A statue of Pierre stands on a hill on the west edge of Orgain Avenue.

Lee Duquette by the statue of Pierre Wibaux
statue of Pierre Wibaux

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesThe two RV Gypsies went to Makoshika State Park - The Badlands of eastern Montana