Billings The Magic City
How Did We Get
a tent town located on the banks of the Yellowstone river to an
urban sprawl, Billings got its nickname, The Magic City, because
it seemingly grew overnight into the largest distribution center
in Montana. Our city was shaped by such characters as the
gun-toting Calamity Jane, famous army scout Yellowstone Kelly, and
Pacific Railroad President Fredrick Billings. There are many
people who are not celebrated in any history books, but who are
also an important part of what Billings is today. They are members
of our families.
website is a story about our city, woven by several Billings
teachers. In these pages you will find stories about famous people,
our families, famous landmarks, events and you can even take a
Magic City is not done growing, neither is our tale.