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Miles City – Yesterday and Today
Miles City, where the next DVRC rally will be held, is an interesting Western town with an interesting touch of history. For instance, did you know these facts about Miles City?
(1) The Olive Hotel is where “Gus” died in TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove”.
(2) The Montana Bar is the second oldest bar in Montana.
(3) The Range Rider Museum has a collection of over 400 guns among its vast holdings of western memorabilia
(4) The annual, community-wide event is the Bucking Horse Sale and Cowboy Mardi Gras.
The Range Riders Museum, founded in 1939, has grown to include 13 buildings housing a total of over 38,000 square feet of display area which are open to visitors to
observe and enjoy. The exhibits cover: Dinosaurs; the history of the Native Americans who lived in this area for millennium; the soldiers and the pioneers who took over the harsh land. Every item, building, monument, and windmill has been donated to the museum, which is not dependent on tax dollars for our support.
Many items by Christian Barthlemess, who was stationed at old Fort Keogh and served as a musician, photographer, and trooper, are on display including his amazing photo- graphs which accurately depict the area in days gone by.
Historic Downtown features several buildings that are over a century old. Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour of to see the Montana Bar (612 Main Street - 1908),
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 Many photos by long-time resident, Christian Barthlemess, are on display at Range Riders Museum located at 435 Interstate 94 Business in Miles City, Montana.

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