Montana's town nicknames. Where did they come from?
We've heard all of the nicknames of Montana towns before. Butte has been known as "The Mining City" since well before the first shovel of dirt was taken out of the Berkeley Pit. Missoula, in all of its lush greenery is known as "The Garden City". Helena, naturally, is the Capital City, while Billings is known as "The Magic City" and Bozeman is "The California City". Okay, I'm just joking on that last one. Sort of. Where did these nicknames come from. And are they still accurate? We took a look at a few of Montana's most colorfully nicknamed towns.