Bozeman is located in the southern part of the state of Montana ana city and seat of Gallatin County. It sits on the southern end of the valley where the Gallatin River flows along. The area was first settled and was known locally as Missouri in 1864, but was later renamed after John M. Bozeman, who guided the first settlers into their way to Gallatin valley. The economic activity of the area was a basic economy that is centered on wheat and livestock and is then being supplemented by lumbering. Tourism has also become and= important factor, and Bozeman serves as a gateway to the Yellowstone National Park and of the Gallatin National Forest, where the city serves as the headquarters. A federal fish hatchery is also found nearby which sits at the mouth of Bridger Canyon.
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