Last of Missoula, then missing the horse running in Deer Lodge; Montana
2239 Dempsey Lake Rd. Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Group Corruption: Deer-Lodge County, Montana
Deer Lodge is an incorporated city in the state of Montana. It is the county seat of Powell County, Montana, in the United States. The population was 3,111 at the 2010 census. The city is perhaps best known as the home of the Montana State Prison, a major local employer. The Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, and former state tuberculosis sanitarium in nearby Galen are the result of the power the western part of the state held over Montana at statehood due to the copper and mineral wealth in that area. Deer Lodge was also once an important railroad town, serving as a division headquarters for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad before the railroad's local abandonment in 1980.