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Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls, Montana at dusk

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Nickname: The Electric City
Location of Great Falls, Montana
Location of Great Falls, Montana
Coordinates: 47°30′13″N 111°17′11″W / 47.50361, -111.28639
Country United States
State Montana
County Cascade
Government
 - Mayor Dona Stebbins
Area
 - Total 19.9 sq mi (51.6 km²)
 - Land 19.5 sq mi (50.5 km²)
 - Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km²)
Elevation 3,330 ft (1,015 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 56,690
 - Density 2,909.1/sq mi (1,123.2/km²)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 59401-59406
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-32800
GNIS feature ID 0802113
Website: http://www.greatfallsmt.net/

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 56,690 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the 'Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area', which encompasses all of Cascade County. Great Falls takes its name from the series of waterfalls that the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to portage around, requiring 31 days of arduous labor, in their 1805-06 exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Two undeveloped parts of their portage route are landmarked within the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark. The city is home to the C. M. Russell Museum Complex, the University of Great Falls, Giant Springs, the Roe River (world's shortest river), and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, as well as the Great Falls Voyagers minor league baseball(formally known as the Great Falls White Sox) team. The local newspaper is the Great Falls Tribune. 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A Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index listed Great Falls as the most affordable area of 348 markets in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Coldwell Banker is a large real estate franchise owned by Cendant, which also owns Century 21 Real Estate and ERA Real Estate. ...

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Geography and Climate

Great Falls is located along the Missouri River near several waterfalls on the Missouri. Great Falls is located at 47°30'13" North, 111°17'11" West (47.503657, -111.286299)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.6 km²), of which, 19.5 square miles (50.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.21% water. The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 67 70 78 89 93 101 105 106 98 91 76 69
Norm High °F 32.1 37.7 45.3 55.6 64.7 73.9 82 81.2 69.6 58 42.1 34.2
Norm Low °F 11.3 15.1 21.5 29.7 38.3 46 50.4 49.9 41.2 33 22.5 14.4
Rec Low °F -37 -35 -29 -6 15 31 36 30 16 -11 -25 -43
Precip (in) 0.68 0.51 1.01 1.4 2.53 2.24 1.45 1.65 1.23 0.93 0.59 0.67
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Demographics

As of the 2000 Census[3] there are 56,690 people, 23,834 households, and 14,848 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,909.1 people per square mile (1,123.0/km²). There are 25,250 housing units at an average density of 1,295.7/sq mi (500.2/km²). The racial demographics and ethnic makeup of the city is 89.96% White, 0.95% African American, 5.09% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. 2.39% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... US Hispanic or Latino population The Office of Management and Budget is required to use a minimum of two ethnicities: Hispanic or Latino or not Hispanic or Latino The O.M.B. defines Hispanic or Latino as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other... Whites redirects here. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


There are 23,834 households out of which 30.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.92. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $32,436, and the median income for a family is $40,107. Males have a median income of $29,353 versus $20,859 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,059. 14.5% of the population and 11.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.3% of those under the age of 18 and 9.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living. ...


History

Founded in 1883 by Paris Gibson and railroad magnate James J. Hill, Great Falls began as a planned power city, situated to take advantage of the hydroelectric power of the waterfalls of the Missouri River. Historian William J. Furdell described it as "a businessman's town" and it was said that the city "couldn't point to a boot hill or a hangin' tree". This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... James J. Hill at about age 35, ca. ... Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ... For other uses, see Waterfall (disambiguation). ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... For other uses, see Boot Hill (disambiguation). ...


Great Falls post office was established July 10, 1884.[4] Paris Gibson was the first postmaster.[4] In 1889, construction began on the Black Eagle Dam, which provided the city with hydroelectric power by the following year.


Great Falls quickly became a thriving industrial and supply center and, by the early 1900s, was en route to becoming one of Montana's largest cities. The rustic studio of famed Western artist Charles Marion Russell was a popular attraction, as were the famed "great falls," after which the city was named. A structure billed as the "world's tallest smokestack" was completed in 1908 by the city's largest employer, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's smelter, measuring 508 feet tall. The Big Stack immediately became a landmark for the community. The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1887. ... Charles Marion Russell (1864, Oak Hill, Missouri – 1926, Great Falls, Montana), also known as C.M. Russell, was one of the great artists of the American West. ... Anaconda Copper Mining Company (until 1915 known as the Amalgamated Copper Mining Company), one of the largest trusts of the early 20th century which owned all the mines on Butte Hill, Montana, USA. The Anaconda Company was purchased by Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) on January 12, 1977. ...


Great Falls prospered further with the opening of a nearby military base in the 1940s, but as rail transportation and freight slowed in the later part of the century, outlying farming areas lost population, and with the closure of the smelter and cutbacks at the airbase, its population has plateaued.


Great Falls is famous for the Sip and Dip, a bar located downtown at the O'Haire Motor Inn. It was once ranked #1 by GQ Magazine as one of the 'Top Ten Bars Worth Flying To.' The bar has mermaids that swim in a see-through pool behind the bar, and local senior citizen Piano Pat plays the piano and is known to sing popular music on Friday and Saturday nights. Daryl Hannah once swam as a mermaid in the pool.


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Military

Great Falls is home to Malmstrom Air Force Base and the 341st Space Wing. The 341st Operations Group provides the forces to launch, monitor and secure the wing's Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and missile alert facilities (MAF). Malmstrom AFB is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place located in Cascade County, Montana, USA. It is the home of the 341st Space WIng. ... The United States Air Forces 341st Space Wing is an intercontinental ballistic missile unit located at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. ... ICBM redirects here. ...


These ICBMs and MAFs are dispersed over the largest missile complex in the Western Hemisphere, an area encompassing some 23,000 sq mi (59,570 km²) (approximately the size of the state of West Virginia). The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


The group manages a variety of equipment, facilities, and vehicles worth more than $5 billion.


Great Falls International Airport is also home to the Montana Air National Guard's 120th Fighter Wing. The 120th is composed of F-16 Fighting Falcons (F-16C/D) fighter aircraft and associated support personnel. Great Falls International Airport (IATA: GTF, ICAO: KGTF) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southwest of the city of Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana, USA. // Great Falls International Airport was initiated in November of 1928 following a recommendation from the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... The United States Air Forces 120th Fighter Wing is an unit located at Great Falls International Airport, Montana. ... The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. ...


Great Falls is also home to the 889th Army Reserve Unit. The United States Army Reserve is the federal reserve force of the United States Army. ...


Police Department

The Great Falls Police Department is the municipal law enforcement agency. The GFPD has 82 sworn men and women and 37 civilian supportive staff. The department has many subdivisions including a High Risk Unit.[5]


The patrol division consists of 49 officers. There are four shifts. In 2005 the officers responded to 32,823 calls. There are three patrol teams. Each consists of a Lieutenant, two sergeants, and ten officers.[6] There are three canines on the GFPD force. K-9 York and K-9 Kelly and K-9 Rhingo. Both dogs are from Holland. Officers Bragg,LaBard and Green are the dogs' owners. The dogs specialize in drug detection and suspect apprehension.[7] Bike patrol consists of four officers and they mainly patrol the downtown section of the city. They volunteer to patrol on mountain bikes.[8] HRU is a SWAT team which is trained to handle dangerous situations. The candidates take on rigorous tasks.[8]


The GFPD was established in 1888. George E. Huy was the first police chief. At that time the department had two officers. The officers did not wear uniforms so they used plain clothes. The department got automobiles in 1914, and two-way radios in 1940, then computers in 1970. Now the department has 82 officers and 65 cars.[5]


The current police chief is Cloyd "Corky" Grove.[9]


Sports

Club Sport League Stadium (or Arena)
Great Falls Explorers Basketball Continental Basketball Association Four Seasons Arena
Great Falls Voyagers Baseball Pioneer League Centene Stadium

For the 1979-80 WHL Season, Great Falls and the Four Seasons Arena was the home of the Great Falls Americans. The team was 2-25 before folding. Great Falls has a rich baseball history with the White Sox. Formerly called the Dodgers and Giants, baseball players such as Pedro Martínez, Jose Offerman, and Raúl Mondesí have spent time in Great Falls with the team. Since 1988, the team has won the championship four times (1988, 1989, 1990, and 2002). In 2007, the Great Falls Explorers were the CBA National Conference Runner-Up. The Great Falls Explorers are a team of the Continental Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2006. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... Four Seasons Arena is a multi-use indoor arena in Great Falls, Montana. ... This article is about the sport. ... Pioneers | logo = PioneerLeague. ... Legion Park, also known as Centene Stadium, is a stadium in Great Falls, Montana. ... The Great Falls Americans were an ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League who played in the 1979-80 WHL season. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... José Antonio Offerman Dono is a Major League Baseball infielder who was born on November 11, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. ... Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... The Great Falls Explorers are a team of the Continental Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2006. ...


The Mariana UFO Incident

Main article: Mariana UFO Incident

The Mariana UFO Incident occurred in August 1950 in Great Falls. Nicholas "Nick" Mariana, the general manager of the Great Falls "Electrics" minor-league baseball team, and his secretary observed two "bright, silvery spheres" move rapidly over the city's empty baseball stadium. Mariana used his camera to film the objects; the film was one of the first ever taken of a UFO. The incident received widespread national publicity and is regarded as one of the first great UFO incidents in the United States. In 2007, the Great Falls WhiteSox were renamed as the Great Falls Voyagers to commemorate this event. The team logo features a green alien in a flying saucer. A frame from the 16 mm film taken by Nick Mariana. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O...


Notable people who have lived in Great Falls

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The following tables list only the oldest verified people in ordinal rank, such as oldest person or oldest man. ... James Robert Browning (b. ... The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii... Brian J. Coyle (25 June 1944-23 August 1991) was an American community leader and gay activist. ... Scott Davis (born January 29, 1972 in Great Falls, Montana) is a two-time U.S. Figure Skating Championships gold medalist. ... Not to be confused with David Dickinson. ... Cory Fong (born August 6, 1972, Great Falls, Montana) is a North Dakota public servant. ... The North Dakota State Tax Commissioner is a political office in North Dakota. ... Author Ted Geoghegan at The Birds schoolhouse in Bodega Bay, California Author Ted Geoghegan (born August 10, 1979 in Beaverton, Oregon) grew up in Great Falls, Montana, attending private and public schools and studying film extensively. ... John Michael Gibbons, (born June 8, 1962, in Great Falls, Montana), is the current manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... this is 4 fat kids!!!!!!!!!!! ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Benson may mean: The one and only Benson. ... The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Jr. ... The Way West is a 1967 epic western based on the novel by A.B. Guthrie Jr. ... Malcolm Mal Hancock (May 20, 1936 – February 16, 1993). ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office Paul Gerhart Hatfield, an American politician of the Democratic Party and a United States Senator from Montana; born in Great Falls, Montana, April 29, 1928; educated in the public schools; attended College of Great Falls 1947-1950; served in the United States... Dr. Clarence Lester Les Hogan (born 19xx) is a pioneer in microwave and semiconductor technology. ... Joseph Kinsey Howard(February 28, 1906- August 25, 1951) was an American news editor and leader of Great Falls ,a historian, and author. ... Admiral Jay L. Johnson Born in Great Falls, Mont. ... Pert Kelton (1907-1968) was an American vaudeville, movie, and television actress. ... Cover of a book about the Honeymooners. ... For the 2005 film, see The Honeymooners (film). ... Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks between 1998 and 2002. ... Barbara Luddy (25 May 1908-1 April 1979) was an American actress from Great Falls, Montana. ... Howard Lyman, lobbyist, previous occupation: farmer. ... Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom Col. ... Mike Mansfield, Congressional portrait This article describes the American politician. ... Charles Marion Russell (1864, Oak Hill, Missouri – 1926, Great Falls, Montana), also known as C.M. Russell, was one of the great artists of the American West. ... Linda McDonald is the drummer in the all-female metal/hard rock band Phantom Blue and in the all female tribute bands The Iron Maidens (billed as the Worlds Only Female Tribute To Iron Maiden) and The Little Dolls (billed as, All Female, All Ozzy, All The Time. ... 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Tera Patrick (born Linda Ann Hopkins[4] on July 25,[3] 1976 in Great Falls, Montana) is an American pornographic actress. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is a country music artist. ... Gerald R. Molen (b. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Merle Greene Robertson (foreground), taken in 1986 at Palenque, during a Mesa Redonda (Round Table) conference. ... William Victor Bill Roth, Jr. ... 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Motion Pictures filmed in Great Falls

Numerous motion pictures have been filmed in and around Great Falls, Montana. These movies include:

Sister city

Great Falls has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International (SCI): Northfork is a 2003 film directed by Michael Polish and written by Michael and Mark Polish. ... The Slaughter Rule is an independent film, released in 2002 and starring Ryan Gosling and David Morse. ... Telefon is a 1975 novel by Walter Wager with a mind control theme. ... Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 crime film starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, and Geoffrey Lewis. ... The Untouchables is a 1987 film, directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1959 ABC television series, which, in turn, was based on Eliot Nesss autobiographical account of his efforts to bring Al Capone to justice. ... Amazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film in which a 12-year-old boy protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a Little League Baseball game by his team. ... A River Runs Through It and Other Stories is a semi-autobiographical collection of three stories by author Norman Maclean (1902–1990). ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Great Falls Weather|Great Falls Weather Forecast|Great Falls Climate
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b Lutz, Dennis J. Montana Post Offices & Postmasters, p 24, p. 200. (1986) Minot, ND: published by the author & Montana Chapter No. 1, National Association of Postmasters of the United States
  5. ^ a b History | Police Department | Great Falls, Montana
  6. ^ Patrol Services | Police Department | Great Falls, Montana
  7. ^ K-9 Dog Unit | Police Department | Great Falls, Montana
  8. ^ a b http://greatfallsmt.net/people_offices/police/specialu.php
  9. ^ Administration | Police Department | Great Falls, Montana

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Great Falls Montana Information (177 words)
The city of Great Falls was not named after one "great fall" but after several spectacular falls that are located on the Missouri river near the city.
In fact, these great falls cost the Lewis and Clark Expedition an extra month of precious time and energy to portage around.
In addition to its waterfalls and the air force base, the city is also known to be "electric" due to the presence of multiple dams and power plants and is also hometown to famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell, his original home and log studio are now part of the C. Russell Museum complex.
Great Falls, Montana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (893 words)
Great Falls is famous for having one of the shortest rivers in the world nearby, the Roe River.
Great Falls is located along the Missouri River near several water falls on the Missouri.
Great Falls quickly became a thriving industrial center and, by the early 1900s, was on route to become Montana's fastest growing community.
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