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Shorthill Cemetery south of Livingston, Montana on MontanaPictures.Net (Page two of two)

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      70113  Shorthill Cemetery Landmarks
      1.)  Green Sign - Thank you Pine Creek Pioneers 4-H.
      2.)  Caretaker cabin - The structure was originally an early Homesteaders cabin.
      3.)  Shorthill headstone - The granite headstone in the foreground (below) belongs to Thomas J. Shorthill (1853-1939).
      4.)  Shorthill headstone
      5.)  Shorthill Cemetery Stone - Hidden by the vegetation.
      6.)  Bertha George headstone - The first person interred in the Shorthill Cemetery.
      7.)  Third Level - Located at the top of the hill where you will find the location of recent grave sites.
      8.)  Logger - Inscription reads: "Here rests a woodsman of the world."
      9.)  World War I veteran and member of the famous 91st Division - Powder River "Let'er Buck."        See the Powder River in SE Montana.
                                                                                Click here to read more about 362 Infantry, 91st Division.         See Fort Assinniboine where General John J. Pershing was a First Lieutenant in 1896.
 
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      70113  As you enter the Shorthill Cemetery walk down hill to the first level of headstones.       (Please scroll to the right to see the whole view.)
      This is where you will find the graves of the early "Paradise Valley" Homesteaders.
      The granite headstone in the foreground belongs to Thomas J. Shorthill (1853-1939).
      
      Thomas J. Shorthill's father David R. Shorthill, was Union soldier from Pennsylania that was left for dead on the battlefield of Antietam (September 17, 1862).
      Antietam was the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War.*
      David R. Shorthill worked the gold fields near Chico, Montana from 1864 to 1866.   Impressed with Montana, Shorthill gathered his family from Pennsylania
      and became one of the early Homesteaders of the "Paradise Valley" in 1880.  When David's six-month-old grand daughter, Bertha, died in 1888.
      David R. Shorthill set aside five acres of his homestead for the cemetery.
 
 
 
 
Shorthill Cemetery south of Livingston, Montana  (Page two of two)
 
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