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LVCC 50: Anticipated mining boom spurred creation of Chamber in 1969

Explosive growth was on the horizon for Lincoln in early 1969.

Just 12 years before Lincoln's population and economic prospects saw a boost when, Highway 200 - then Highway 20 - officially opened in 1957, providing a direct route between Missoula and Great Falls.

In 1965, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company began exploring development of a copper and molybdenum ore body in the Heddleston mining...

 

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