Montana > Twin Bridges, MT
Twin Bridges is a beautiful small Montana town with a population of 400
people. With the Ruby River, Big Hole River, and the Beaverhead
River joining near Twin Bridges to form the Jefferson River,
fly-fishing is a favorite activity here.
Twin Bridges Schools
Four Indian trails came together at a bend of the
Beaverhead River north of the present school building in Twin
Bridges. These trails were used by early settlers and freight
companies, and helped to establish where the community of Twin
Bridges would develop. Judge M.H. Lott came to Montana in
1862, and with his brother John T. Lott, settled in the Ruby Valley
in 1864. In 1865 they built a bridge across the Beaverhead River,
and later built another bridge across the Beaverhead at the Point of
Rocks. The Lott brothers continued development of roads and promoted
settlement of the town, which was incorporated in 1902, with M.H.
Lott as the first mayor.
:: Pioneer Trails and Trials, Sheridan
Lott's Discovery of Gold, 1862
of M.H. Lott's Gold Claim
Lott photograph with Montana Pioneers, 1911
Elementary and Junior High (406)
High School (406) 684-5656
Farmers Market Saturdays 9am-noon, late May through mid
September. This small farmers market gives locals and tourists a
chance to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers direct from the
growers. You'll also find a decent variety of crafts and home baked
goods. Easy to find at the park on Main Street.
Madison County Fairgrounds: County Fair is held the second week
in August. The fairgrounds are also available for special events. Phone (406) 684-5824