Community: Give Back to the Community
Dillon, Montana, just north of La Cense Ranch, is our nearest population center. It’s the regional hub and cultural center of Beaverhead County. Founded as a railroad town by Union Pacific Railroad President Sydney Dillon in 1880, the city became the county seat in 1881 after a contentious battle with nearby Bannack, which boomed following the discovery of gold in Grasshopper Creek in 1862.
Today, Dillon supports a population of just over 4,100. The city is home of the University of Montana Western and supports agriculture, mining, and tourism industries. Nearby attractions include downhill skiing at Maverick Mountain, world-class fly-fishing on the Beaverhead River and Clark Canyon Reservoir, and Dillon is within a day-trip’s distance from the geysers and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park.
Dillon hosts Montana’s Biggest Weekend each September with a regional rodeo, wild horse race, and parade. The Beaverhead County Fair is held in September with livestock shows, exhibits, and a carnival. There is a regional hospital, and other key services as well.
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