DEER LODGE - MONTANA

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Population 3400

The second oldest town in Montana, Deer Lodge, was first discovered by Indians and then later during the Lewis and Clark expedition when the men were helped over the continental divide and through the Bitterroot Mountains by the Native Americans of the area.

The city's name derives from a geological formation known as Warm Springs Mound which contained natural saline that made for a natural salt lick for the local deer population.

Deer Lodge was selected as the site for the Montana Territorial Prison. It was built by convict labor, and opened its doors in 1871 where it remained in use until l 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Over it's 108 year history, approximately 28,000 men and women were incarcerated at the Old Montana Prison. Their crimes were often henious, from murder to assault, prostitution to drug use and even crimes against animals.

 

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