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Missoula began in 1860 as Hellgate Village, a trading post located about 4 miles west of what is now downtown. In 1864, the construction of a mill powered by water diverted from Rattlesnake Creek drew residents of Hellgate to the new town, and the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1883 assured Missoula's future. The establishment of the University of Montana led to growth on the south side of the Clark Fork River, and the timber industry drove the economy. Missoula has evolved into a trade, medical, educational, and governmental center of western Montana.
ISBN: 9780738558882
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Montana
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stan B. Cohen has been an author and publisher in Missoula for 32 years and has been a founder or board member of several local museums. The postcards featured in this book came from the Robert A. Svoboda Collection, which is housed at the Northern Rockies Heritage Center.
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