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Great Falls is a city located in Cascade County, Montana, United States.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,690.
It is the county seat of Cascade County and the principal city of the 'Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan
Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Cascade County, Montana.
Great Falls takes its name from the series of waterfalls that the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to
portage around, requiring 31 days of arduous labor, in their 1805-06 exploration of the
Two undeveloped parts of their portage route are landmarked within the Great Falls Portage National
The city is home to the C. M. Russell Museum Complex, the University of Great Falls, Giant Springs,
the Roe River (world's shortest river), and the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind,
as well as the Great Falls Voyagers minor league baseball(formally known as the Great Falls White Sox) team.
The local newspaper is the Great Falls Tribune.
Great Falls is known as the "Electric City" due to the five hydroelectric dams that are in the nearby
vicinity along the Missouri River.
A Coldwell Banker Home Price Comparison Index listed Great Falls as the most affordable area of
348 markets in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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