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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The Crow Nation spans across 3,565 square miles and is spread out to seven different communities-Crow Agency, Wyola, Lodge Grass, Garryowen, St. Xavier, Fort Smith, and Pryor. Crow Agency serves as the Crow Reservation’s agency headquarters-taking care of tribal management and government. Every August Crow Agency hosts one of Montana’s largest powwows during the Crow Fair celebration. The Little Bighorn College is a tribal community college that has a great tourism department and offers cultural tours of the area.
The old cowtown of Culbertson was born on the prairie in 1887 with the arrival of the railroad. While Buffalo and Indians roamed freely over the plains, a townsite was established and horse ranching was the order of the day, with a constant demand for cavalry mounts by military posts along the Missouri River. Big scale cattle ranching replaced the horse trade and with the arrival of homesteaders, the little cowtown gradually became an agriculture and livestock center.
Ernest Skinner opened the first post office in Cushman in 1909 and named the small community after a local rancher and cowboy. The town’s namesake later became a conductor for the Montana Central Railroad.
No mystery where this town got its name. It was built after floods washed away the town of Junction City across the river. It served at one time as a freight station for traders hauling supplies to the Crow Indian Reservation. Prior to that, it was a favorite camping spot for those traveling to and from Fort Custer at the junction of the Bighorn and Little Bighorn Rivers.
Cut Bank, located halfway between Browning and Shelby, was named after the deep gorge nearby made by the Cut Bank Creek. The Blackfeet Indians called it "the river that cuts into the white clay banks."
Established near the North Dakota state line and Canadian border, Dagmar was originally known as “Dronning Dagmar’s Minde” after E.F. Madsen decided Denmark’s Queen Dagmar should be recognized.