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Facts About Bozeman

10 Interesting Facts About Bozeman

Facts About Bozeman

  1. The city is named after John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and was a key founder of the town in August 1864.
  2. The town became incorporated in April 1883 with a city council form of government and in January 1922 transitioned to its current city manager/city commission form of government.
  3. Bozeman is a city and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States.
  4. Bozeman is located at an elevation of 4,820 feet,  above sea level.
  5. The highest temperature ever recorded in Bozeman was 105 °F (40.6 °C) on July 31, 1892. The lowest recorded temperature, −43 °F (−41.7 °C), occurred on February 8, 1936
  6. The city has a total area of 19.15 square miles, of which 19.12 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles is water.
  7. The city is the site of the state’s land-grant college, founded in 1893 as the Agricultural College of the State of Montana, now Montana State University-Bozeman.
  8. For thousands of years indigenous people of the United States, including the Shoshone, Nez Perce, Blackfeet, Flathead, Crow Nation and Sioux travelled through the area, called the “Valley of the Flowers”, although the Gallatin Valley, in which Bozeman is located, was primarily within the territory of the Crow people.
  9. The estimated population of Bozeman is 46,746, as of 2019.
  10. The Economy of Bozeman is mainly farming and supplemented by lumbering; tourism is significantly important to the economy, as Bozeman serves as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest.
Facts About Bozeman
Facts About Bozeman