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Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA



 


Notes: Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. 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 included within the Great Falls Portage, a 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 (formerly known as the Great Falls White Sox) team. The local newspaper is the Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls is known as the "Electric City" due to the five hydroelectric dams that are in the nearby vicinity along the Missouri River.
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.
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".
Great Falls post office was established July 10, 1884. Paris Gibson was the first postmaster. 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…

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City/Town : Latitude: 47.50285761035231, Longitude: -111.2868375776452


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Davis, Jacqueline Louise  10 April 1921Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I447491
2 Romsa, Jesse Herman  25 February 1896Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I447505

Died

Matches 1 to 15 of 15

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Brown, Melvina May  02 January 1999Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I449014
2 Fisher, Irvin Harrison  02 June 1967Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I451732
3 Gilham, Iola Myrtle  18 April 2000Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I449341
4 Graham, Chester Owen  03 March 1971Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I449046
5 Kramer, Alice Hazel  05 December 1993Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I448218
6 Kramer, Gayla Ann  01 December 2009Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I448917
7 Lynn, Mary Eloise  13 March 2007Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I448788
8 Noorlag, William George  19 June 1943Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I321026
9 Norman, William Frank  18 May 2000Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I447612
10 Paisley, Iva Marie  15 July 1988Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I447613
11 Rodgers, Thomas Eugene  03 October 2009Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I448291
12 Romsa, Benedict Jesse  05 November 2002Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I448302
13 Starr, Nellie Mae  08 November 1965Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I451730
14 Thomas, Marie Agnes  10 March 1975Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I452972
15 Trevino, Jose Guiterrez  23 August 2008Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA I450088

Married

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Kramer / Brown  02 January 1929Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA F174909
2 Kramer / Buckingham  27 May 1933Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA F174911

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