By TIM STOVER/Montana State News
Bozeman, Montana, is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.
However, looking at its rich history and vibrant figures, it’s clear that Bozeman has experienced rapid growth since its beginning.
Starting even before Bozeman became incorporated, the city underwent its architectural and urban development phase, the Township Phase from 1864-1872.
According to the city of Bozeman website, organized planning of the town came about “… by a need for a supply center for the booming new mining camps in the Montana territory.” Simplicity was the goal of the town at that time.
According to the city of Bozeman website, “… most buildings were constructed of simple materials and simple methods. …” Functionality was the only objective. Montana miners were had flooded the area and needed dwellings and establishments to provide for them as easily as possible.
Leading up to its incorporation in 1883, the city of Bozeman underwent a village phase from 1873-1883. This phase was based entirely around transcontinental railroad coming to Bozeman. Continue reading “City’s history mostly boom with little bust”