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Missoula (Mont.)


  • [Missoula is a city in, and the county seat of, Missoula County, Montana. The city of Missoula began as the town of Hell Gate, incorporated in 1860. Hell Gate received its name from the Native Americans. Before the settlement of whites the Flathead Indians used the valley as a stopping place to dig up the bitterroot plant, a staple in their diet. Hell Gate Town, Missoula County, Washington Territory was incorporated in 1860 until its demise in 1866. Missoula County encompassed present day Missoula and Deer Lodge counties, as well as a good portion of land north and south of present day Missoula County. Hell Gate Town was located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers. In 1863, Missoula County reverted to the Idaho Territory when it was created in that year. Missoula County then shifted its boundaries to look more like its present day boundaries dividing the Bitterroot Mountains from the Rocky Mountains. In 1864 the population started to shift eastward toward the Missoula Mills, and by the time Hell Gate Town disbanded only a couple of businesses were left. On 14 December 1866 Missoula Mills became the county seat of Missoula County; the Mills portion of the name was later dropped.]

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    • Missoula, Mont
    • City of Missoula (Mont.)
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        • Affiliation Address: 435 Ryman St. , Missoula , MT 59802
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        • City: Missoula
        • State: MT
        • Post Code: 59802
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    • Missoula, Mont
  • Sources

    • found: Wikipedia, August 17, 2019(Missoula, Montana; City of Missoula; city in the Montana and the county seat of Missoula County; founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post [no access points in OCLC] while still part of Washington Territory. By 1866, the settlement had moved east, 5 miles (8 km) upstream, and renamed Missoula Mills [no access point in OCLC], later shortened to Missoula; 46°51ʹ45ʺN 114°0ʹ42ʺW)
    • found: City of Missoula website, August 17, 2019:home page (City of Missoula; 435 Ryman St. Missoula, MT 59802) - http://ci.missoula.mt.us/
    • found: OCLC, August 17, 2019(#57732973: Missoula (Mont.). City of Missoula (Mont.) records 1883-1996; Historical data note: The city of Missoula began as the town of Hell Gate, incorporated in 1860. Hell Gate received its name from the Native Americans. Before the settlement of whites the Flathead Indians used the valley as a stopping place to dig up the bitterroot plant, a staple in their diet. Hell Gate Town, Missoula County, Washington Territory was incorporated in 1860 until its demise in 1866. Missoula County encompassed present day Missoula and Deer Lodge counties, as well as a good portion of land north and south of present day Missoula County. Hell Gate Town was located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers. In 1863, Missoula County reverted to the Idaho Territory when it was created in that year. Missoula County then shifted its boundaries to look more like its present day boundaries dividing the Bitterroot Mountains from the Rocky Mountains. In 1864 the population started to shift eastward toward the Missoula Mills, and by the time Hell Gate Town disbanded only a couple of businesses were left. On 14 Dec. 1866 Missoula Mills became the county seat of Missoula County; the Mills portion of the name was later dropped.)
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    • [Missoula is a city in, and the county seat of, Missoula County, Montana. The city of Missoula began as the town of Hell Gate, incorporated in 1860. Hell Gate received its name from the Native Americans. Before the settlement of whites the Flathead Indians used the valley as a stopping place to dig up the bitterroot plant, a staple in their diet. Hell Gate Town, Missoula County, Washington Territory was incorporated in 1860 until its demise in 1866. Missoula County encompassed present day Missoula and Deer Lodge counties, as well as a good portion of land north and south of present day Missoula County. Hell Gate Town was located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Bitterroot rivers. In 1863, Missoula County reverted to the Idaho Territory when it was created in that year. Missoula County then shifted its boundaries to look more like its present day boundaries dividing the Bitterroot Mountains from the Rocky Mountains. In 1864 the population started to shift eastward toward the Missoula Mills, and by the time Hell Gate Town disbanded only a couple of businesses were left. On 14 December 1866 Missoula Mills became the county seat of Missoula County; the Mills portion of the name was later dropped.]
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    • 1980-10-15: new
    • 2019-08-18: revised
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