In 1864, W.W. Alderson described Montana’s Gallatin Valley as “one of the most beautiful and picturesque valleys the eye ever beheld, abounding in springs of clear water.” In the late 1800′s many agreed, calling it “The Egypt” or “The Garden Spot of Montana.”
Located in the fastest-growing county in Montana, Bozeman is home to Montana StateUniversity, the Museum of the Rockies, world-class skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, ice climbing, camping, rafting, birding, biking, golf, hockey, running, and much more
Interesting notes on Bozeman
- Bozeman, population, ~36,000(latitude 45.68N, longitude, 111.05W, elevation 4772′), is in southwestern Montana, USA. Bozeman, MT is the home of Gallatin County, MT, population ~87,400.
- Recently, the Bozeman Creek Committee has been working to improve Bozeman’s urban waterway,Bozeman Creek.
- Bozeman, Montana is named after John M. Bozeman, founder of the strategic Bozeman Trail.
- Montana made an appearance in the film, “A River Runs Through It,” starring Brad Pitt. Bozeman’s filmmaking importance continues with its new, annual fall film festival, Hatchfest. It attracts film industry stars and experts who freely mentor Bozeman film and art students and novices. Bozeman’s refurbished historic Ellen Theatre, named for Ellen Story, the mother of T.B. Story, a famous Bozeman architect, is the new home of Montana Theatre Works, which is restoring the Bozeman Ellen Theatre to its original glory.
- Bozeman, MT is located at 45°40’40″ North, 111°2’50″ West (45.677890, -111.047274), in the Gallatin Valley with the Bridger Mountains to the east, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west, the Big Belt Mountains to the north, and to the south both the Gallatin Range, with its ruggedHyalite Mountains, and the spectacular Spanish Peaks of the Madison Range.
- US Interstate 90 (I-90) passes through Bozeman, which is 90 miles, 140 km east by road of Butte, Montana; 140 miles, 230 km west by road of Billings, Montana; 100 miles, 160km south by road of Helena, Montana; 90 miles, 150 km north by road of West Yellowstone, Montana’sYellowstone National Park
- According to the United States Census Bureau, Bozeman encompasses a total land area iof 12.6 mi32.6 km2; little is covered by water, except for the Hyalite Reservoir, local ponds and swamps, the Gallatin River, the Jefferson River, the Madison River, and other, (excellent ) streams.