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The county seat to Mineral County, Montana, Superior is located on I-90 approximately 64 miles west of Missoula. In 1869, the name Superior was given to a settlement at the mouth of Cedar Creek, after the founders hometown of Superior, Wisconsin. The post office was established in 1871 with Silas R. Smith as postmaster. Located along the Clark Fork River and the route of the old Mullan Trail, Superior is the site of one of the largest gold strikes that helped settle the West.

In the 1860s and 70s, several thousand miners converged on Cedar Creek to earn their fortunes. Long after that strike played out, mining remained a mainstay of the economy. Mining, along with the development of logging and Forest Service activities contribute to the area's interesting history.

This small town offers a break from interstate travel and an introduction to area history in the Mineral County Museum. Display subjects explore local history and industry, including John Mullan and the Mullan Road.

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Schools in Mineral County: Mineral County Schools

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Utilities (Electric) Website: Northwestern Energy

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Garbage: Private hauling, public disposal.

Railroad; Served by Montana Rail Link, 1 freight trip per day. Motor Freight - Intercity Freight Co:

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