Montana is a state diverse in its geography, culture, and history. From the history of mining and logging in the west, to the tales of the homestead era in the east, it is a land rich in stories of the past. From the western mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains to the prairies and badlands of the east, it is a land of everchanging scenery. It's here that a culture of ranching and farming blends with a culture of arts and an urban small town lifestyle of it's cities and towns. Montana is huge in it's physical scale, almost 800 miles from the southeast corner to the northwest corner of the state; but small in population with less people in the entire state than are found in most U.S. urban areas with less than a million inhabitants spread across it's vast expanse. Recreation is year round here with a full range of winter activities, ski areas, snowmobile trails, and cross country ski trails, and provides endless opportunities for recreation in the warmer months with world class fishing, hiking and outdoor activities. Your Montana journey starts here.
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When C.A. Goodnow moved to Montana, he helped establish the small community he first dubbed “Warwick” after a Massachusetts town. In 1914, Frank Linhart opened the first post office, and the town boomed as a station for the Milwaukee line. However, the rush to the area was only temporary. By 1975, only five residents remained.
South of Lake Como on Highway 93 lies the town of Darby. Darby originated when James Darby built a cabin and started a post office. Later, he added a grocery and general store, as people came to get their mail and needed other supplies. Originally the settlers voted to name the town Harrison after the then President Benjamin Harrison, but this name was not accepted by the U.S. Postal Service because another Harrison, Montana already existed.
Dayton, a village of 95 residents, is situated on the Flathead Indian Reservation on the western shore of Flathead Lake. The town originated in the late 1800s nearly two miles away from the present town site. When the post office was moved in 1893 onto the reservation, Dayton retained its town name in the new location. Visitors will find this historical post office still in operation today.
A small hamlet that borders the Beartooths. Don't be surprised to see a wolf or a grizzly stop through town.
DeBorgia sits on the banks of the Regis River and originated as a station on the Northern Pacific twenty miles from Lookout Pass, which divides Montana and Idaho. The name is derived from the St. Regis de Borgia River.
When early 1890s settlers applied to Washington for the establishment of a post office in the area, the preferred community name was “Badger.” However, when Washington granted the residents’ request, the town and post office name had been changed to Decker. Located on the Tongue River near the Wyoming state line, Decker is renowned for its rich coal deposits and the Decker Coal Company.