Paradise found: Livingston

2014-05-22T00:00:00Z 2014-06-13T11:20:58Z Paradise found: LivingstonBy KAREN KINSER The Billings Gazette
May 22, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Once a small trading post on the Yellowstone River, Livingston shares a history with, and owes its development to, the Northern Pacific Railroad.

The town was named after the railroad’s director, Johnston Livingston, and was the original gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Visitors heading to the park changed trains in Livingston and took the Park Branch Line — through the Paradise Valley — into Yellowstone.

Once the part-time home of Calamity Jane and host to European royalty, Livingston is now a thriving Western small town that draws artists, writers, musicians, movie-makers and visitors from all over the world.

Surrounded by three mountain ranges and a rushing river, Livingston is truly a little piece of paradise in Big Sky Country. Enjoy turn-of-the-century charm, historical buildings and western hospitality, as you explore all that the Livingston area has to offer.

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