Listen to the Sandhill Cranes sing as you explore Twin Bridges, Montana and surrounding contryside. We will walk down Main Street,  hike around the Madison County Fairgrounds, stop at the Bill White Bike Camp, the Twin Bridges High School and the “Montana Children’s Center”  (Closed 1979).

Riding northeast in Highway 41 you are greeted by the welcomed sight of the Tobacco Root Mountains and Twin Bridges, Montana. In the foreground you can see the campus of the Twin Bridges Children’s Center.

The intersection of Highway 41 and 287 in Twin Bridges, Montana.  The sign on the Hardware store has not changed in over sixty years, according to an old Thomas B. Brook photos. See what Main Street in Twin Bridges looked like in the early twentieth century.   Visit the photo collection of Twin Bridges native, Thomas B. Brook (1890-1966).

A Twin Bridges, Montana landmark for over one hundred years, the Blue Anchor Bar & Restaurant. The top story of the building has a restored Masonic Meeting room from 1897.

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).

When we first walked into the Madison County Fairgrounds near Twin Bridges, Montana. There was something unique about this fairgrounds that was unlike any other Montana fairgrounds.   In Montana, you can visit Montana courthouses and public buildings, built by the W.P.A., that still play a vital role in the community.   Here is a list of W.P.A. projects in your Montana town.

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?

Just some of the Horse trailers, trucks and people getting ready for the Senior Pro Rodeo in Twin Bridges, Montana.

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

The incredible view of the Tobacco Root Mountains from the Madison County Fair grandstands in Twin Bridges, MT.

The Bill White Bike Camp in Twin Bridges, Montana. On 7/11, a bicyclist wrote: “Greart place and wonderful nights sleep. Thanks Twin Bridges people! We loved it! Best cycling facilities we’ve ever seen!”

Over the past fifteen years we have received dozens of requests to see the “Montana Children’s Center” near Twin Bridges,   We hope the siging birds sound familiar to Twin Bridges, Montana visitors.  We recorded the early morning birds at the “Glen Bridge” on the Big Hole River.

 

 

 

Can't find your favorite Twin Bridges location?