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Main Street, Red Lodge, Montana, July 2000
Main Street, Red Lodge, Montana, July 2000

Red Lodge is a city in Carbon County, Montana, United States. It is part of the Billings, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,177 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carbon CountyGR6. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1520x967, 402 KB) RedLodge, Montana. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1520x967, 402 KB) RedLodge, Montana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Montana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Star of the Big Sky Country, City Beneath the Rims, The Paradigm City Motto: Billings Pride: City~Wide Location in Montana Coordinates: County Yellowstone County Founded 1877 Incorporated 1882 Mayor Ronald Tussing Area    - City 105 km²  (41 sq mi)  - Water 0. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Montana. ...

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Geography

Location of Red Lodge, Montana

Red Lodge is located at 45°11′15″N, 109°14′55″W (45.187515, -109.248475)GR1. Image File history File links MTMap-doton-RedLodge. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Red Lodge first achieved importance with the discovery of coal in the middle of the 19th century. This was especially important because the Northern Pacific Railroad needed coal to fuel their steam engines. In the late 1800's, many new settlers came to Red Lodge. Some of the records show that these include people from Scotland, Wales, England, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Yugoslavia. By the mid 1880s, migrants were still outnumbered by large numbers of Native Americans. By 1892, The population reached 1,180 in 1892, which is not much less than in the early 21st century. Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in Latin, Југославија in Cyrillic, English: Land of the South Slavs) describes four political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1896, Red Lodge had twenty saloons and, as the library records show, riotous and violent living was characteristic of the town. By 1906 the population had grown to 4,000 and by 1911 this had increased to 5000. 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


Red Lodge suffered in the Great Depression, which forced many mines to close. To offset this downturn, the manufacture of illegal bootleg liquor, labeled syrup, became an economic mainstay and was sold as far afield as Chicago and San Francisco. The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... This article is about Illinois largest city. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ...


In 1931 work began on the Beartooth Highway linking Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park, and it was officially opened in 1936. Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Beartooth Pass in June 2004. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the western states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Historical Figures

Site of the Smith Mine disaster
Site of the Smith Mine disaster

John Liver-Eating Johnson ( c. ... Etta Place and Harry Longabaugh (the Sundance Kid), just before they headed to South America. ... George Curry (1864 - April 17, 1900), born on Prince Edward Island, was a robber of the Wild West. ... Front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing- Will Carver, alias News Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1901. ... Calamity Jane at the age of 33. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3191x2047, 1832 KB) Site of the Smith Mine Disaster, Red Lodge. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3191x2047, 1832 KB) Site of the Smith Mine Disaster, Red Lodge. ...

Smith Mine Disaster

In 1943 tragedy hit Smith Mine #3 near Bearcreek, the area's largest remaining mine. An explosion trapped and killed 74 men - only three of the workers that were in the mine that day escaped. This was the worst coal mine disaster in Montana's history. The mines fell silent forever shortly thereafter. The Red Lodge cemetery contains a memorial. Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... The Smith Mine disaster was the worst coal mining disaster in the State of Montana, and the 43rd worst in the United States, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). ... Bearcreek is a town located in Carbon County, Montana. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,177 people, 1,020 households, and 528 families residing in the city. The population density was 327.1/km² (846.0/mi²). There were 1,415 housing units at an average density of 212.6/km² (549.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.14% White, 0.41% African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,020 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.2% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.76. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $40,260. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,090. About 6.9% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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