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Toole County, Montana was established in 1914 and named after the first governor of Montana, Joseph Toole. Shelby, the county seat, was named in honor of Peter O. Shelby, general manager of the Montana Central Railway. Conrad, MT was formed as a railroad town and maintains much of its heritage with venues including the Transportation Museum, Conrad Depot and Orpheum Theater.


Agriculture, oil production and tourism are major industries in central Montana. Marias Healthcare Services, Inc., provides modern health services operations facilities such as Marias Medical Center, Marias Care Center and Marias Heritage Center, while Pondera Medical Center offers numerous services including extended care. Conrad Public Schools and Shelby Public Schools provide education for local K-12 students.


Due to the size of the state, Montana is home to a wide variety of geography, topography, altitude and climate. Typical annual averages in Shelby, MT are 182 sunny days, 28 inches of snowfall and 11 inches of rain. Conrad, MT receives 38 inches of snow, 177 days of sunshine and 12 inches of rain on average each year.



The Montana outdoors are nothing short of incredible. Glacier National Park, Lake Francis, Tiber Reservoir, Carousel Rest Area, Showdown Ski Resort, Marias River State Park Wildlife Management Area and Eureka Reservoir are among the many attractions drawing visitors from across the region. Whoop-Up Trail Days in Conrad is a yearly celebration featuring a rodeo, parades, fun run and rhubarb festival. Shelby is home to the Marias Fair, Christmas Stroll and Chili Feed.

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