History of Bozeman
Located in southwest Montana’s Gallatin Valley surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is one of Montana’s prime spots in which to live and visit. Home to Montana State University, Bozeman also boasts a colorful history that includes tales of Lewis and Clark, early settlers, Native American history, and cowboys. John Bozeman, along with Daniel Rouse and William Beall, platted the town in 1864. He was buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery after a “mysterious” death.
Visit other sites that offer a glimpse into Bozeman’s past. The Bozeman Trail historic organization provides a wonderful account of this important transportation corridor that is still a major transportation route. West Yellowstone Traveler Guide offers another view of the Bozeman area. To read further about the Native Americans, gold, railroads, and Lewis/Clark, browse through Bozemannet.com and enjoy Bozeman’s historic background.
View a live scene in the Bozeman area.