Small Town Enjoys Revival in Montana

By Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, Special for  USDR

Montana reaches into your soul,” said Shirley Beck. “It’s just an absolutely fantastic  place.”

In Small Town Gem, the newest installment in the Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, local business owners Dale Siegford and Shirley Beck are leading a revival of the historic town of Philipsburg. The town, which was founded as a prosperous mining community, nearly became vacant following the silver crash of 1892. The residents have since reinvented Philipsburg into an international tourist destination, bringing a second life to this Montana  town.

Small Town Gem is the 16th episode in the Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series and can be viewed on  VISITMT.COM.

http://www.visitmt.com/campaign/montana-tv/episode-16.html

“When we first started here it was practically a ghost town,” said Dale Siegford, “and it’s developing into a shining little  city.”

Dale and Shirley are the owners of the Sweet Palace and The Sapphire Gallery, two local businesses that have sparked a renovation of downtown Philipsburg. Nicknamed “Montana’s Candy Store,” The Sweet Palace offers a delicious taste of the state with a variety of homemade candies, chocolates, and sweets. Located next door is the Sapphire Gallery, which allows visitors to pan for their own sapphires and create customized jewelry with their discovered treasures. Together, Dale and Shirley are leading the sweet return of  Philipsburg.

Looking to take a trip to Montana? Check out the cities and towns page for a full list of travel  destinations.

http://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns.html

About The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development  (MOTBD)

MOTBD markets Montana’s spectacular unspoiled nature, vibrant and charming small towns, breathtaking experiences, relaxing hospitality and competitive business climate to promote the state as a place to visit and do business. For more information, go to  VISITMT.COM.

http://www.visitmt.com/pressroomcontact.html

SOURCE Montana Office of Tourism and Business  Development

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