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    What is known today as Rocky Mountain College traces its roots all the way back to 1878, at the College of Montana in Deer Lodge. Take a look at the history of the Billings college in these historical photographs.

    The Billings Gazette's website first launched in 1996 as part of the Big Sky Wire, a larger website aimed at providing information for residents and visitors to the Billings and Yellowstone areas. Watch as we show off the original digital version of The Billings Gazette.

    Here’s what people are uncovering in Billings Gazette newspaper archives. Search our historical issues for obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, social pages and local sports. To see more and subscribe, visit

    The crew working on the restoration has worked on projects all across the West, including the Charles M. Russell House in Great Falls, the St. Ignatius Mission in St. Ignatius and the Lake Yellowstone Hotel in Yellowstone National Park.


    Views of downtown Billings during the 1920. As Christmas approached in Billings in 1920, many residents of the city had plenty to spend on gifts, while many rural farm families in the surrounding county were going hungry.

    As Billings expanded further into the Heights in the 1970s, new stores opened to accommodate the rapid growth. The Crossroads Center, at Wicks Lane and Main Street, began with a grocery store in 1976 and soon included a movie theater, clothing store and a Walgreen's drug store, among other shops.

    The Billings Brewing Company was Billings' first brewery, founded in 1884 following the closure of the Ash & Boots Brewery in nearby Coulson. Check out these historic photos of the brewery.

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