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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Just up the road from Alzada at the junction of U.S. 212 and state highway, 59 is Broadus, the county seat of Powder River County. In the center of the County and right in the middle of some of the finest wildlife in the country, Broadus is it an excellent destination for photographers and hunters.
With wide-open spaces and unobstructed vistas of the surrounding prairie, Broadview was suitably named in the early 1900s. When Dr. Sudduth purchased a ranch in the area, he requested that the small settlement is named “Broadview” as he was impressed with the views from his country property. His request was approved, and in 1908, Rebecca Meyer opened the community’s first post office.
This little village on the prairie sits near the famous landmark of the Twin Buttes a few miles to the north of town. This was the site of a famous battle between the Crow and the Sioux Indians. The Crow, having stolen about 150 horses from the Sioux, were ambushed as they camped between the two buttes and massacred.
With an economy dependent on the area’s surrounding ranch and farming businesses, Brockway was named after an early settler, James Brockway. Although the town was isolated in the prairie due to inadequate roads, enough residents called Brockway home in 1913 to justify Mary Brockway opening a community post office.
Browning is the convergence point for Native Americans and tourists, as it is the headquarters of the Blackfeet Tribe. Located near the East Entrance of Glacier National Park, the town was founded in 1895.
Brusett lies in the vast prairie surrounding Long Tree Creek and established itself in Montana in the early 1900s. At first, the settlement had no official name, and homesteaders simply referred to themselves as Long Tree Creek settlers.