On Highway 93, 45 miles south of Missoula. Population: 4500. Visitor Information: www.hamiltonmontana.com
Hamilton was founded in 1890 by Irish immigrant and copper ore king Marcus Daly, who had a 22,000 acre stock farm in the Bitterroot Valley. He laid out his own town along the Northern Pacific Railroad route, with plots for churches, parks and businesses. Calamity Jane ran a cafe on Main Street at the wild and prosperous turn of the century.