From new hotels to high rise apartment buildings, Bozeman is constantly changing. Old pictures of Bozeman can be nostalgic and a great reminder of how much the city has changed. It's impressive to see what Bozeman looks like now compared to its humble beginnings.

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Bozeman welcomes more annual visitors than almost any other city in the state due to its proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Each year, thousands of tourists travel to Bozeman which serves as a base camp for those wanting to explore the wonders of Montana. However, Bozeman wasn't always the happening place that it is today. For many years, most people in the rest of the country didn't even know that it existed.

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If you're new to Bozeman, you may not know how much it has changed, but for longtime residents who have witnessed it firsthand, the city is much different that it once was. Unfortunately, a few historical buildings have been torn down and replaced with commercial developments. The Baxter Hotel in downtown Bozeman was built in 1929, and still looks fairly similar today.


Recently, we discovered a treasure trove of vintage Bozeman postcards on Ebay that show the city in a different light. Back before Bozeman was a popular tourist destination, it was a small charming mountain town. Several buildings in Bozeman are included on the National Register of Historic Places and have been preserved for all to enjoy.

If you want to take a walk down memory lane, take a look at a few of the vintage Bozeman postcards below.


Bozeman has changed a lot since its humble beginnings. Take a walk down memory lane with these vintage photos.

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