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Twin Bridges, 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.

History

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.

sources
:: Pioneer Trails and Trials, Sheridan Public Library
:: M.H. Lott's Discovery of Gold, 1862
:: Note of M.H. Lott's Gold Claim
:: M.H. Lott photograph with Montana Pioneers, 1911

Twin Bridges Schools

Elementary and Junior High (406) 684-5613

High School (406) 684-5656

:: Twin Bridges Falcons

Favorite Places

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


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