Great Falls: An Isolated Metropolis?

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Heh…just stumbled across this question on Yahoo! Answers: “Is Great Falls, Montana the most isolated metropolitan area in America outside Alaska and Hawaii?”

Well…guess it depends on how you define “isolated” and “metropolitan.” I don’t think anyone here in Great Falls would consider our community a “metropolis” in any sense of the word, except when compared to, say, Geraldine or Cascade. But in terms of being a large community with all/most of the amenities associated with city living, OK, maybe we are a metropolis in some sense.

And “isolated” – well, isolated from what, exactly?

Here’s a the screenshot, along with a somewhat humorous reply marked as “best answer.”


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