All that seems certain about Calamity Jane is that she was a mysterious person.
Bozeman’s parks are named for businessmen, a librarian, dairy farmers and a forest ranger, to name a few.
The streets of Bozeman are named for a motley crowd. Pioneers and presidents. Mayors and land speculators. War heroes and farmers. Even a couple of journalists.
Charles Bovey, the man who saved a dilapidated Virginia City from decay and turned it into the destination it is today, first came to Montana in 1926 to sweep floors at a Great Falls flourmill.
In Bozeman’s history of colorful characters — its rootin’-tootin’ cowboys, trailblazers and boom-and-bust gold prospectors — the life of Gen. Lester Willson is often overshadowed.
Ride or go home. That's what Pete Karst told his guests at Karst's Cold Springs Resort — founded in 1907 and believed to be Montana's first dude ranch.
Julius Lehrkind, founder of the original Bozeman Brewery, fled Germany when he was 17 years old.
In the long-ago summer of 1864, Rosa Van Vlierden saw the Gallatin Valley for the first time.
Bob and Gennie DeWeese drove out to Bozeman in 1949, laden with art supplies and a couple of toddlers, drawn here to take an art instructor's job at Montana State College.