LIVINGSTON - MONTANA

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

Livingston

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Population 6800

In 1806 Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped on the city's present outskirts on the return trip east, following the descending Yellowstone River.

Livingston evolved from a trading post on the Yellowstone River called Benson’s Landing. In July 1882 when Northern Pacific Railway contractors arrived the trading post was renamed ‘’Clark City’’ for contractor Heman Clark. The railroad officially reached Clark City on November 22, 1882. At that time, the community was renamed Livingston in honor of a Northern Pacific Railway stockholder and director, Johnston Livingston. Livingston became the original gateway to Yellowstone National Park, which the NPR began promoting heavily to visitors from the East, by way of a branch running south to Gardiner.

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The city was inhabited for two decades by Calamity Jane and visited by adventurous traveling members of European royalty.

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Today it is a small art haven, filming location (The Horse Whisperer) and writers' and actors' colony. Actor Peter Fonda lives in the city. Sam Peckinpah, director. Resided at the Murray Hotel from 1979–1984.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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