Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

Lolo Hot Springs (Salish: smtt̓m̓čqi or sntt̓mčqey, "Steam on a Ridge Top" [1]) is an unincorporated community in Missoula County, Montana, United States.[2] It is centered on a commercial hot springs and contains a hotel and restaurant. Lolo Hot Springs is the westernmost settlement along U.S. Highway 12 in Montana.

Lolo Hot Springs
Lolo Hot Springs

The Salish name for the surrounding area is q̓ʷlótqne or čmulši.[3]

The first luge run in North America was built here in 1965.[4][5]

The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by and used the springs on June 29, 1806, while traveling east on their return from the mouth of the Columbia River.[6]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Salish Audio Fil". Salish-Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee. 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lolo Hot Springs, Montana
  3. ^ Tachini, Pete (2010). Seliš nyoʻnuntn, Medicine for the Salish language : English to Salish translation dictionary (2nd ed.). Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press. p. 374. ISBN 9781934594063.
  4. ^ Delta Sky Mag: 124. January 2011. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Briggeman, Kim (February 6, 2014). "Lolo Hot Springs was home to first, 'pretty crude' American luge run". Missoulian. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  6. ^ 3. The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Bernard DeVoto, 413, 1981

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46°43′40″N 114°31′50″W / 46.72778°N 114.53056°W / 46.72778; -114.53056