Saltese, Montana

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Saltese (also Packers Meadow or Silver City) is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, Montana, United States. Located at 47°24′37″N 115°30′35″W / 47.41028°N 115.50972°W / 47.41028; -115.50972 (47.4102075, -115.5095972), Saltese lies an altitude of 3,366 feet (1,026 m).[1]

"Saltese is an old gold and silver mining town that took its name from a Nez Perce leader, Chief Saltese."[2] "The town was first known as Silver City but was renamed in 1891."[3]

In December 1912, David D. Bogart, the 6th mayor of Missoula, Montana, was killed in an avalanche in Saltese while prospecting for gold.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saltese, Montana
  2. ^ "Saltese Montana Travel Information". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Saltese". Montana, Official State Travel Site. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Missoula Mayors Interred at the Missoula Cemetery". City of Missoula. Retrieved 2012-02-06.