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Missoula (i /mɪˈzuːlə/) is a city located in western Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post before being renamed Missoula Mills ("Missoula" from the Salish name for the area, "Nemissoolatakoo", and "Mills" after the prosperous flour mill and sawmill that served as Missoula's first industry). "Mills" was dropped from the name and in 1877, the establishment of Fort Missoula ensured the survival of the city.
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missoula, Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]<br>
  
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[[Image:Missoula Sunset.jpg|left|Missoula Sunset.jpg]]
  
= City Hall  =
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Missoula (i /mɪˈzuːlə/) is a city located in western Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post before being renamed Missoula Mills ("Missoula" from the Salish name for the area, "Nemissoolatakoo", and "Mills" after the prosperous flour mill and sawmill that served as Missoula's first industry). "Mills" was dropped from the name and in 1877, the establishment of Fort Missoula ensured the survival of the city.
 
 
The Missoula City Hall at 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, Phone # 406-552-6000, TTY 406-552-6131 . First City Hall was built in 1887 on the corner of West Main and Ryman.<br>
 
 
 
= Resources  =
 
 
 
== University of Montana ==
 
 
 
Missoula, Mt., 59801
 
 
 
=== Missoula County Courthouse&nbsp; ===
 
 
 
200 W Broadway, Missoula, Mt. 59802, 406-721-5700
 
 
 
= Cemeteries  =
 
 
 
=== Missoula Cemetery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
 
 
 
2000 Cemetery Rd, Msla, Mt, 59802,&nbsp; 406-721-2435
 
 
 
=== St Mary's Cemetery ===
 
 
 
641 Turner St, Msla, Mt 59801,&nbsp; 406-543-7951
 
 
 
=== Sunset Memorial Crematory Cemetery and Funeral Home ===
 
 
 
7405 Mullan Way, Msla, Mt, 59808,&nbsp; 406-549-2857
 
 
 
= Church and Church Records  =
 
 
 
== Baptist  ==
 
 
 
==== Bethel Baptist Church ====
 
 
 
160 S 6th St,&nbsp; Msla, Mt,&nbsp;59802,&nbsp; 406-721-2780
 
 
 
==== Convergence Ministries ====
 
 
 
3020 South Ave, Msla, Mt, 59802, 406-830-3168
 
 
 
=== Emmanuel Baptist Church ===
 
 
 
4907&nbsp;Blue Mountain Rd, Msla, Mt, 406-251-6874
 
 
 
=== First Baptist Church ===
 
 
 
308 W Pine St, Msla, Mt, 59801, 406-549-4555
 
  
=== Open Door Baptist Church ===
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135 Knowles St, Msla,&nbsp;Mt, 59801, 406-728-5562
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=== City Hall  ===
  
=== Trinity Baptist Church ===
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Missoula City Hall<br>435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802<br>Phone 406-552-6000, TTY 406-552-6131<br><br> The first City Hall was built in 1887 on the corner of West Main and Ryman.
  
3020&nbsp;South Ave, Msla, Mt, 59801, 406-543-5636&nbsp;
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
=== Missoula 1st Ward ===
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:*Missoula Cemetery<br>2000 Cemetery Rd<br>Missoula MT 59802<br>406-721-2435<br> [http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=91 Website][http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=91]
  
3201 Bancroft St, Msla, Mt, 406-543-7535
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:*St Mary's Cemetery<br>641 Turner St<br>Missoula MT 59801<br>406-543-7951
  
=== Missoula 2nd Ward ===
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:*Sunset Memorial<br>Crematory, Cemetery and Funeral Home<br>7405 Mullan Way<br>Missoula MT 59808<br>406-549-2857
  
3050 South Ave, Msla, Mt, 59808, 406 549-1846
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==== Church Records  ====
  
=== Missoula 3rd Ward ===
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Current and historical churches in Missoula:<br>
  
3050 South Ave, Msla, mt, 59808
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:*[[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist Church]]
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::Bethel Baptist Church, 160 S 6th St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-721-2780
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::Convergence Ministries, 3020 South Ave, Missoula MT 59802, 406-830-3168
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::Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4907 Blue Mountain Rd, Missoula MT, 406-251-6874
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::First Baptist Church, 308 W Pine St, Missoula MT 59801, 406-549-4555
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::Open Door Baptist Church, 135 Knowles St, Missoula MT 59801, 406-728-5562
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::Trinity Baptist Church, 3020 South Ave, Missoula MT 59801, 406-543-5636
  
=== Missoula 4th Ward ===
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3201 Bancroft St, Msla, Mt, 406-728-0480
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:*[[LDS Church and Family History|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]<br>Learn about historic [[LDS Church Records|LDS Church Records]]
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::Missoula 1st Ward, 3201 Bancroft St, Missoula MT 59808, 406-543-7535
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::Missoula 2nd Ward, 3050 South Ave, Missoula MT 59808, 406 549-1846
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::Missoula 3rd Ward, 3050 South Ave, Missoula MT 59808
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::Missoula 4th Ward, 3201 Bancroft St, Missoula MT 59808, 406-728-0480
  
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:*[[Episcopal Church in the United States|Episcopal Church]]
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::Holy Spirit Parish, 130 S 6th St E, Missoula MT 59801, 406-542-2167
  
== Episcopal Church  ==
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=== Holy Spirit Parish ===
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:*[[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian Church]]
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::First Presbyterian Church, 201 S 5th St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-549-5144
  
130 S 6th St E Msla, Mt, 59801, 406-542-2167
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== Presbyterian Church ==
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:*[[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic Church]]
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::Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, 1475 Eaton St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-721-2405
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::Christ the King Church (University-Newman Center), 1400 Gerald Ave, Missoula MT, 406-728-3845
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::St Francis Xavier Church, 420 W Pine St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-542-0321
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::Spirit of Peace Alternative Catholic Community, 506 Toole Ave, Missoula MT 59802, 406-549-3324
  
=== First Presbyterian Church ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
201 S 5th St, Msla, Mt, 59802, 406-549-5144
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
== Roman Catholic Church ==
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==== History ====
  
=== Blessed Trinity Catholic Community ===
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[[Image:MontanaTerritory 1879.jpg|left|Montana Territory 1879.jpg]]
  
1475 Eaton St, Msla, Mt, 59802, 406-721-2405
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<br><br>The following are spotlights of the major historical events that have had a lasting effect on the Missoula area.
  
=== Christ the King Church (University-Newman Center) ===
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'''September 4, 1805''' The valley's first residents, the Salish Indians had their first encounter with the Caucasian race when a party of 400 met up with the Lewis and Clark Expedition just south of what is now Darby, Montana. The Salish people treated them well and showed great kindness, not only to Lewis and Clark, but to settlers who would follow.<br>
  
1400 Gerald Ave, Msla, mt, 406-728-3845
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'''July 4, 1806''' During the expedition's return trip, Meriwether Lewis and his party passed through what is now Missoula, stopping to camp along the Blackfoot River, approximately eight miles east of Missoula.<br>1860 The Washington Territorial Legislature created Missoula County, with the county seat "temporarily located at or near Worden &amp; Co. Trading Post in Hell Gate Ronde." Hellgate was the site of the first settlement in the Missoula Valley, located approximately four miles west of the current downtown. It was an ideal location as it was the crossroads for north-south and east-west travel.<br>
  
=== St Francis Xavier Church ===
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'''1864''' Worden &amp; Co. erected a saw mill and grist mill on the river four miles east of Hellgate. In 1865, they moved their store to the new location called Missoula Mills (now the north end of the Higgins Ave. bridge). The construction of the mill marked the beginning of Missoula as we now know it.<br>
  
420 W Pine&nbsp;St, &nbsp;Msla, Mt, &nbsp;59802, 406- 542-0321
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'''1869''' Emma Stack (Dickenson) was hired as Missoula's first teacher.<br>
  
=== Spirit Of Peace Alternative Catholic Community ===
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'''1870''' Missoula first newspaper, "The Missoula and Cedar Creek Pioneer", went to press.<br>
  
506 Toole Ave, Msla, Mt, 59802, 406-549-3324
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'''1873''' The first Higgins Ave. bridge was constructed. St. Patrick Hospital was opened.<br>
  
Current churches and the Historical.  
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'''1877''' Fort Missoula was established. The first Fire Department was organized<br>
  
= Directories  =
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'''1878''' A Library Association was formed.<br>
  
= Funeral Homes  =
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'''1879''' The first telephones were installed.<br>
  
= History  =
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'''1883''' A charter for the Town of Missoula was approved by voters and formed as an aldermanic form of government. Frank Woody was elected as the first mayor. The Northern Pacific railroad arrived.<br>
  
== Historical Notes  ==
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'''1884''' The first telephone exchange was opened.<br>
  
=== The following are spotlights of the major historical events that have had a lasting effect on the Missoula area. ===
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'''1887''' First City Hall was constructed at the corner of W. Main and what is now Ryman St.<br>
  
September 4, 1805 The valley's first residents, the Salish Indians had their first encounter with the Caucasian race when a party of 400 met up with the Lewis and Clark Expedition just south of what is now Darby, Montana. The Salish people treated them well and showed great kindness, not only to Lewis and Clark, but to settlers who would follow.<br>
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'''1889''' Montana became a state. Electricity arrived to Missoula. Electors voted in favor of re-incorporating Missoula as a city.<br>  
  
July 4, 1806 During the expedition's return trip, Meriwether Lewis and his party passed through what is now Missoula, stopping to camp along the Blackfoot River, approximately eight miles east of Missoula.<br>1860 The Washington Territorial Legislature created Missoula County, with the county seat "temporarily located at or near Worden &amp; Co. Trading Post in Hell Gate Ronde." Hellgate was the site of the first settlement in the Missoula Valley, located approximately four miles west of the current downtown. It was an ideal location as it was the crossroads for north-south and east-west travel.<br>
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'''1890''' First horse drawn street cars went into service.<br>  
  
1864 Worden &amp; Co. erected a saw mill and grist mill on the river four miles east of Hellgate. In 1865, they moved their store to the new location called Missoula Mills (now the north end of the Higgins Ave. bridge). The construction of the mill marked the beginning of Missoula as we now know it.<br>
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'''1894''' The Missoula Public Library was opened.<br>  
  
1869 Emma Stack (Dickenson) was hired as Missoula's first teacher.<br>
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'''1895''' The University of Montana opened with 50 students enrolling on the first day.<br>  
  
1870 Missoula first newspaper, "The Missoula and Cedar Creek Pioneer", went to press.<br>
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'''1908''' The U.S. Forest Service Office was established. Missoula experienced its worst natural disaster - the flood that washed away the Higgins Ave. bridge.<br>  
  
1873 The first Higgins Ave. bridge was constructed. St. Patrick Hospital was opened.<br>
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'''1910''' First electric street cars went into service.<br>  
  
1877 Fort Missoula was established. The first Fire Department was organized<br>
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'''1911''' The second City Hall was opened at 230 Woody St. The City adopted a commission-council form of government. Eugene Ely took off in his Curtiss Biplane on June 25, 1911, from the ballpark at Fort Missoula, the City's first aviation event.<br>  
  
1878 A Library Association was formed.<br>
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'''1913''' The first plane flew into Missoula (from Milltown).<br>  
  
1879 The first telephones were installed.<br>
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'''1917''' Missoula's Jeanette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.<br>  
  
1883 A charter for the Town of Missoula was approved by voters and formed as an aldermanic form of government. Frank Woody was elected as the first mayor. The Northern Pacific railroad arrived.<br>
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'''1920''' The City opened its first public swimming pool.<br>  
  
1884 The first telephone exchange was opened.<br>
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'''1947''' Community Hospital was opened. Juliet Gregory was elected the first and only woman mayor.<br>  
  
1887 First City Hall was constructed at the corner of W. Main and what is now Ryman St.<br>
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'''1948''' Parking meters were placed into use.<br>  
  
1889 Montana became a state. Electricity arrived to Missoula. Electors voted in favor of re-incorporating Missoula as a city.<br>
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'''1954''' President Eisenhower dedicated the Aerial Fire Depot. The City Fire Department relocated from the old City Hall to its new headquarters at the corner of W. Pine St. and Ryman St. The City's form of government changed to commission-manager.<br>  
  
1890 First horse drawn street cars went into service.<br>
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'''1959''' The City returned to an aldermanic form of government.<br>  
  
1894 The Missoula Public Library was opened.<br>
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'''1961''' Missoula voters approved a $2,657,000 bond issued to build Missoula's sewage treatment plant. The plant was operational by 1964.<br>  
  
1895 The University of Montana opened with 50 students enrolling on the first day.<br>
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'''1969''' The current City Hall at the corner of W. Spruce and Ryman St. was completed.<br>  
  
1908 The U.S. Forest Service Office was established. Missoula experienced its worst natural disaster - the flood that washed away the Higgins Ave. bridge.<br>
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'''1970''' Mayor Shoup resigned as Mayor to begin his successful campaign for the U.S. Congress.<br>  
  
1910 First electric street cars went into service.<br>
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'''1977''' Mayoral and Council elections were changed from May to November and increased from two-year to four-year terms.<br>  
  
1911 The second City Hall was opened at 230 Woody St. The City adopted a commission-council form of government. Eugene Ely took off in his Curtiss Biplane on June 25, 1911, from the ballpark at Fort Missoula, the City's first aviation event.<br>
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'''1979''' Last passenger train left Missoula.<br>  
  
1913 The first plane flew into Missoula (from Milltown).<br>
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'''1995''' New City Fire Headquarters (Station 1) was opened at 625 E. Pine St.<br>  
  
1917 Missoula's Jeanette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.<br>
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'''May 1995''' After four years of a huge volunteer effort, the Carousel for Missoula opened its doors to the young at heart.<br>  
  
1920 The City opened its first public swimming pool.<br>
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'''November 1995''' The City electorate approved a $5 million Open Space Bond for the preservation of open space natural areas in and around the City.<br>  
  
1947 Community Hospital was opened. Juliet Gregory was elected the first and only woman mayor.<br>
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'''June 1996''' Charter form of government was approved by the City of Missoula electorate.<br>  
  
1948 Parking meters were placed into use.<br>
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'''January 1, 1997''' Missoula City Charter went into effect.  
  
1954 President Eisenhower dedicated the Aerial Fire Depot. The City Fire Department relocated from the old City Hall to its new headquarters at the corner of W. Pine St. and Ryman St. The City's form of government changed to commission-manager.<br>
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(Historical timeline needs a reference citation.)
  
1959 The City returned to an aldermanic form of government.<br>
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==== [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]]  ====
  
1961 Missoula voters approved a $2,657,000 bond issued to build Missoula's sewage treatment plant. The plant was operational by 1964.<br>
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:*'''Missoulian'''<br>500S Higgins<br>Missoula MT 59801<br>1–800–332–6212
  
1969 The current City Hall at the corner of W. Spruce and Ryman St. was completed.<br>
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:*'''Missoula Independent'''<br>115 S 4th St,<br>Missoula MT 59801<br>406-543-6609
  
1970 Mayor Shoup resigned as Mayor to begin his successful campaign for the U.S. Congress.<br>
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Access historical newspaper archives at [http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/montana-collection Missoula Public Library] in the Montana Collection.  
  
1977 Mayoral and Council elections were changed from May to November and increased from two-year to four-year terms.<br>
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==== Repositories  ====
  
1979 Last passenger train left Missoula.<br>
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
1995 New City Fire Headquarters (Station 1) was opened at 625 E. Pine St.<br>
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:*[http://www.archives.com/GA.aspx?_act=VitalRecords&klp=GA98003&cam=700&kw2=Missoula%20County&gclid=CPXYl8PLl68CFahgTAod-T4HwQ Missoula County Courthouse]<br>200 W Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802<br>406-721-5700
  
May 1995 After four years of a huge volunteer effort, the Carousel for Missoula opened its doors to the young at heart.<br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
November 1995 The City electorate approved a $5 million Open Space Bond for the preservation of open space natural areas in and around the City.<br>
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
June 1996 Charter form of government was approved by the City of Missoula electorate.<br>
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:*[[Missoula Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[[Seeley Lake Montana Family History Center]]
  
January 1, 1997 Missoula City Charter went into effect.
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===== Libraries  =====
  
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:*[http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/ Missoula Public Library] <br>301 E Main St<br>Missoula MT 59802<br>(406) 721-2665<br>[http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/montana-collection Historic Collections] <br><br>
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:*[http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv24630 University of Montana]
  
= Newspapers Current and Historical =
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===== Museums =====
  
=== Current: ===
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===== Societies  =====
  
Missoulian:&nbsp; 500S Higgins, Missoula, Montana,&nbsp; 59801&nbsp;&nbsp; 1-800- 332-6212
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:*The Western Montana Genealogical Society <br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtwmgs/<br>PO Box 2714<br>Missoula MT 59806<br>
  
Missoula Independent:&nbsp; 115 S 4th St, Missoula, Montana, 59801&nbsp;&nbsp; 1-406-543-6609
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Meetings held the second Tuesday of the month (September, November, January, March and May) at 7:00 pm at the Missoula Public Library. Please visit our website for program announcements.
  
= Societies =
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==== Websites ====
  
= Libraries and Museums  =
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[[Missoula County, Montana]]<br> [[Montana]]
  
= Websites  =
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{{Montana|Montana}}
  
[[Category:Missoula,_Missoula_County,_Montana]]
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[[Category:Missoula_County,_Montana]]

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Missoula Sunset.jpg

Missoula (i /mɪˈzuːlə/) is a city located in western Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post before being renamed Missoula Mills ("Missoula" from the Salish name for the area, "Nemissoolatakoo", and "Mills" after the prosperous flour mill and sawmill that served as Missoula's first industry). "Mills" was dropped from the name and in 1877, the establishment of Fort Missoula ensured the survival of the city.


City Hall

Missoula City Hall
435 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT, 59802
Phone 406-552-6000, TTY 406-552-6131

The first City Hall was built in 1887 on the corner of West Main and Ryman.

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Missoula Cemetery
    2000 Cemetery Rd
    Missoula MT 59802
    406-721-2435
    Website[1]
  • St Mary's Cemetery
    641 Turner St
    Missoula MT 59801
    406-543-7951
  • Sunset Memorial
    Crematory, Cemetery and Funeral Home
    7405 Mullan Way
    Missoula MT 59808
    406-549-2857

Church Records

Current and historical churches in Missoula:

Bethel Baptist Church, 160 S 6th St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-721-2780
Convergence Ministries, 3020 South Ave, Missoula MT 59802, 406-830-3168
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4907 Blue Mountain Rd, Missoula MT, 406-251-6874
First Baptist Church, 308 W Pine St, Missoula MT 59801, 406-549-4555
Open Door Baptist Church, 135 Knowles St, Missoula MT 59801, 406-728-5562
Trinity Baptist Church, 3020 South Ave, Missoula MT 59801, 406-543-5636


Missoula 1st Ward, 3201 Bancroft St, Missoula MT 59808, 406-543-7535
Missoula 2nd Ward, 3050 South Ave, Missoula MT 59808, 406 549-1846
Missoula 3rd Ward, 3050 South Ave, Missoula MT 59808
Missoula 4th Ward, 3201 Bancroft St, Missoula MT 59808, 406-728-0480


Holy Spirit Parish, 130 S 6th St E, Missoula MT 59801, 406-542-2167


First Presbyterian Church, 201 S 5th St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-549-5144


Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, 1475 Eaton St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-721-2405
Christ the King Church (University-Newman Center), 1400 Gerald Ave, Missoula MT, 406-728-3845
St Francis Xavier Church, 420 W Pine St, Missoula MT 59802, 406-542-0321
Spirit of Peace Alternative Catholic Community, 506 Toole Ave, Missoula MT 59802, 406-549-3324

Directories

Funeral Homes

History

Montana Territory 1879.jpg



The following are spotlights of the major historical events that have had a lasting effect on the Missoula area.

September 4, 1805 The valley's first residents, the Salish Indians had their first encounter with the Caucasian race when a party of 400 met up with the Lewis and Clark Expedition just south of what is now Darby, Montana. The Salish people treated them well and showed great kindness, not only to Lewis and Clark, but to settlers who would follow.

July 4, 1806 During the expedition's return trip, Meriwether Lewis and his party passed through what is now Missoula, stopping to camp along the Blackfoot River, approximately eight miles east of Missoula.
1860 The Washington Territorial Legislature created Missoula County, with the county seat "temporarily located at or near Worden & Co. Trading Post in Hell Gate Ronde." Hellgate was the site of the first settlement in the Missoula Valley, located approximately four miles west of the current downtown. It was an ideal location as it was the crossroads for north-south and east-west travel.

1864 Worden & Co. erected a saw mill and grist mill on the river four miles east of Hellgate. In 1865, they moved their store to the new location called Missoula Mills (now the north end of the Higgins Ave. bridge). The construction of the mill marked the beginning of Missoula as we now know it.

1869 Emma Stack (Dickenson) was hired as Missoula's first teacher.

1870 Missoula first newspaper, "The Missoula and Cedar Creek Pioneer", went to press.

1873 The first Higgins Ave. bridge was constructed. St. Patrick Hospital was opened.

1877 Fort Missoula was established. The first Fire Department was organized

1878 A Library Association was formed.

1879 The first telephones were installed.

1883 A charter for the Town of Missoula was approved by voters and formed as an aldermanic form of government. Frank Woody was elected as the first mayor. The Northern Pacific railroad arrived.

1884 The first telephone exchange was opened.

1887 First City Hall was constructed at the corner of W. Main and what is now Ryman St.

1889 Montana became a state. Electricity arrived to Missoula. Electors voted in favor of re-incorporating Missoula as a city.

1890 First horse drawn street cars went into service.

1894 The Missoula Public Library was opened.

1895 The University of Montana opened with 50 students enrolling on the first day.

1908 The U.S. Forest Service Office was established. Missoula experienced its worst natural disaster - the flood that washed away the Higgins Ave. bridge.

1910 First electric street cars went into service.

1911 The second City Hall was opened at 230 Woody St. The City adopted a commission-council form of government. Eugene Ely took off in his Curtiss Biplane on June 25, 1911, from the ballpark at Fort Missoula, the City's first aviation event.

1913 The first plane flew into Missoula (from Milltown).

1917 Missoula's Jeanette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.

1920 The City opened its first public swimming pool.

1947 Community Hospital was opened. Juliet Gregory was elected the first and only woman mayor.

1948 Parking meters were placed into use.

1954 President Eisenhower dedicated the Aerial Fire Depot. The City Fire Department relocated from the old City Hall to its new headquarters at the corner of W. Pine St. and Ryman St. The City's form of government changed to commission-manager.

1959 The City returned to an aldermanic form of government.

1961 Missoula voters approved a $2,657,000 bond issued to build Missoula's sewage treatment plant. The plant was operational by 1964.

1969 The current City Hall at the corner of W. Spruce and Ryman St. was completed.

1970 Mayor Shoup resigned as Mayor to begin his successful campaign for the U.S. Congress.

1977 Mayoral and Council elections were changed from May to November and increased from two-year to four-year terms.

1979 Last passenger train left Missoula.

1995 New City Fire Headquarters (Station 1) was opened at 625 E. Pine St.

May 1995 After four years of a huge volunteer effort, the Carousel for Missoula opened its doors to the young at heart.

November 1995 The City electorate approved a $5 million Open Space Bond for the preservation of open space natural areas in and around the City.

June 1996 Charter form of government was approved by the City of Missoula electorate.

January 1, 1997 Missoula City Charter went into effect.

(Historical timeline needs a reference citation.)

Newspapers

  • Missoulian
    500S Higgins
    Missoula MT 59801
    1–800–332–6212
  • Missoula Independent
    115 S 4th St,
    Missoula MT 59801
    406-543-6609

Access historical newspaper archives at Missoula Public Library in the Montana Collection.

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Meetings held the second Tuesday of the month (September, November, January, March and May) at 7:00 pm at the Missoula Public Library. Please visit our website for program announcements.

Websites

Missoula County, Montana
Montana