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Hardin Historic Commercial District

The introduction of railroads into the area pressured Native American tribes to open their reservations to homesteaders. Eventually, the land was auctioned off and Hardin's commercial history began. Check out the architecture and history of this unique district.

  • 1.

    T.E. Gay Building

    T.E. Gay Building

    Once a destination hardware store.

  • 2.

    James Reid’s Pool Hall

    James Reid’s Pool Hall

    Once the most fun place in Hardin.

  • 3.

    Kendrick House

    Kendrick House

    A historic boarding house.

  • 4.

    Burlington Northern Depot, Hardin

    Burlington Northern Depot, Hardin

    An early symbol of faith in Hardin's future.

  • 5.

    Lee Building

    Lee Building

    Historic county offices and retail.

  • 6.

    History of Hardin Commercial District

    History of Hardin Commercial District

    Learn how the area progressed from reservation to settlement and commercial hub.

  • 7.

    Schneider Harness and Confectionery

    Schneider Harness and Confectionery

    One-stop shopping for candy and harnesses.

  • 8.

    Hotel Becker

    Hotel Becker

    A Big Horn County landmark.

  • 9.

    Big Horn County Library

    Big Horn County Library

    Keeping locals out of trouble for a century.

  • 10.

    Big Horn County Courthouse

    Big Horn County Courthouse

    Monumental Deco from the depths of the Depression.

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