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Missoula is a medium size city in Western Montana with a population of about 70,000. The hub of five valleys in the northwest region of the state, or Glacier Country, the town boasts the University of Montana, the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, and a multitude of recreational opportunities, along with an active and colorful downtown.

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  1. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post, and was renamed "Missoula" in 1866.
  2. In 1893, Missoula was chosen as the location of the state's first university, the University of Montana.
  3. Opened in 1987, Missoula's Bayern Brewing in Missoula is the oldest active brewery in Montana.
  4. Norman Fitzroy Maclean, the author of "A River Runs Through It" lived in Missoula and his book chronicled his life in early 20th-century Missoula.

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