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Huson, a railway station, post office, and store, was named for H. S. Huson, a construction engineer for the northern Pacific Railroad. The post office opened in 1898 with Napoleon Glaude, operator of the lime kiln, as postmaster. The postal name for the area was formerly Glaude, as the town began when Glaude built his hotel there. Lime was hauled to Missoula and Huson grew to meet the needs of lumberjacks and minersin fact, most of the needs were met by Glaudes Hotel. In the basement were a wine cellar, a lime kiln, a root cellar and general storage. The ground floor consisted of businesses and living quarters. The second story had hotel rooms and a dance hall in it. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
The Huson area offers abundant hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, and picnic areas in the Lolo National Forest. The Ninemile Historic Remount Depot introduces the public to a historic and working Ranger Station. The Visitor Center has information about the pack animals and firefighters that worked the Northern Rockies during the 1920s and 1940s, and is open during the summer, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tours of the Remount can be arranged here.
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