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The cowboys in their dress hats come out after dark in Miles City, mostly in the bars. The historic Montana Bar, 612 Main St. (tel. 406/234-5809), has a Montana map for a sign, with Miles City marked by a check. Built in 1893, this is where stockmen gathered. It was enlarged and received a new facade in 1914, but has changed little since, and is known as one of the most authentic Western bars in the state. It has a multicolored tile floor, antique back bar, pressed-tin ceiling, and a bullet hole in one leaded-glass panel. Patrons used to have to stand up to the bar and "drink like a man," but bar stools have been added for the modern tippler.

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