Archive for the ‘History of Missoula’ Category

Explore Downtown Missoula by Foot on a Historic Walking Tour

If you’re visiting Missoula and looking to explore the city a bit, the beautiful downtown area offers an array of locations rich in historical significance. The Missoula Downtown Association has a self-guided... more

Mansfield Library Exhibit Documents History of Women in Montana

This year marks the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Montana, and the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana is showcasing exhibits documenting the history of women in Montana.... more

Missoula City Cemetery Presents Stories and Stones Historical Tour Oct 27

One of Missoula’s oldest cemeteries presents an afternoon of history coming to life through the stories of individuals from Missoula’s past.... more

Missoulians Gather in a Spiritual Plea for Snow!

By MARK VOSBURGH - The fine folks at the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation are throwing an epic Pray for Snow Party at Caras Park on Friday, Oct. 5.... more

Senator Lee Metcalf: Champion of Conservation, Montana Legend

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Perhaps no U.S. Senator ever was more faithful to sensible, proactive resource management than Montana's Lee Metcalf.... more

Young Men, Fire, and the Missoula Fire Lab

By MARK VOSBURGH - It's August, it's hot, and it's fire season. If you haven't read Norman Maclean's Montana literary classic, "Young Men and Fire", now is the time.... more

Take a Walk: The Glacial Lake Missoula High-Water Mark

By KP NICHOLS - 15,000 years ago, Missoula was underwater. Today, you can hike to the highwater mark on Sentinel and Jumbo and use your imagination to fill in the details.... more

Dashing Explorer Skip Horner, a Montana Original

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - After 30 years as an adventure travel guide, Skip Horner, the first guide to take clients to all 7 continents, scoffs at the notion of retirement.... more

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Life and Business of Upholsterer Lance Hartley

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - At Lance Hartley’s Missoula shop, there's no team, no business plan, no collaborators. He's built a business on his customer base and reputation.... more

Hidden Gems of Missoula: The Sacred Art & Architecture of St. Francis Xavier Church

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - St. Francis Xavier Church is like no other church in Missoula - a heavenly realm to contrast the drab winter light in an often overcast valley.... more

You Are What You Love

By ERIN TURNER - In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a list of the things I love about Missoula. Add your favorites in the comments!... more

Photo Gallery: Signs of Missoula

By ERIN STONER - If you wander downtown Missoula long enough, you'll notice some little eponymous gems hidden amongst the brick and mortar.... more

Missoula Spaces: A Festival of One-Minute Films

MAKE IT MISSOULA MOMENT: Missoula Spaces: A Festival of One-Minute Films. Call for submissions! Sumbit your one-minute films about Missoula made by the people who live here. Deadline: July 10, 2011... more

Travelers’ Rest Hosts Historic Food Event

MAKE IT MISSOULA MOMENT: “Yummy in the Tummy: Historic Food Ways at Travelers’ Rest” will be held from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo. This interpretiv... more

A Tale of Two City Plans: Part Two

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Boulder has been experiencing rapid growth for much longer than Missoula, and it has had more time to both learn from its mistakes and battle over-population.... more

A Tale of Two City Plans: Part One

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Imagine, knowing that we can’t control or predict the future, but we can join together to bring up ideas for what might happen and jointly talk about solutions.There are several ways you ca... more

L.A. Versus Missoula Montana — Hmmm…

Blog by CC the Trained Monkey. I loved growing up in Missoula and if I had children, I would definitely choose to raise them there as opposed to Los Angeles, because let’s face it, kids are trouble. The big... more

Pleasing Your Palate in Missoula

Hungry? You'll be able to satisfy just about any craving in Missoula! Whether it's a casual meal for the family, a fine dining experience, or dessert after a concert or play, Missoula offers a wealth of opt... more

Montana Natural History Center

The Montana Natural History Center helps cultivate the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of nature through education. With a variety of programs for all ages, the Center helps both children a... more

Living with Wildlife

Residing in Western Montana means learning to live with wildlife. In Missoula, that often includes sharing your yard with birds, raccoons, skunks, deer, black bears, and even mountain lions. The Montana Depa... more