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Humbug Spires in Montana Picture Tour

We always liked this Twin Bridges, Montana landmark.

The Ruby Valley National Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Next door you can see the marble pillars of the original bank. Farther down Main Street you can see two of our favorite Twin Bridges murals.

The view west across Main Street in Twin Bridges, Montana from East 5th Avenue. To your immdeiate left, at 102 South Main, is the world famous  “Montana Mad Hatters.”

A sunset view of the landmark “Old Hotel.”   The stone building was built in 1879 by the founders of Twin Bridges, the Lott brothers. Judge M.H. Lott and his brother John T. Lott settled in the Rubey Valley in 1864. Judge M.H. Lott later became the first mayor of Twin Bridges in 1902.


During the Summer months, the Twin Bridges City Park to the right of the Fire Department, is the site of the Saturday Farmers Market.  Turn west on West 6th Avenue and let’s go see the Twin Bridges High School.

The High School in Twin Bridges, Montana.  Take a minute to view the Twin Bridges school pictures from the Thomas B. Brook Photograph Collection. You will see class pictures from 1905 and 1913. According to the photo collection, this is the third generation of Twin Bridges Schools. There is a 1880 photograph of the first two-story brick school house. Followed by a large two-story brick school house that can be seen in photos from the 1950’s.

The Twin Bridges, Montana High School football field and track. Does anyone know the origin of the name, “Carroll Field?”  Was the field named after Matthew Carroll?   Carroll was the owner of one of the largest freight haulers in territorial Montana. Freight was hauled by wagons from Fort Benton to Helena, Montana then on to the Montana Gold Fields on the “Carroll Trail” (1875).

The folks you see here are participating in the annual Senior Pro Rodeo held in late June. Can you see the Tobacco Root Mountains in the distance?

A peaceful view of the parking lot at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges, Montana.

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