The Old Railroad Town In Montana With A Sinister History That Will Terrify You

Although it’s home to Historic Fort Assinniboine, a late 19th-century Army installation, Buffalo Jump Archeological Site, and other Native American landmarks, Havre is best known as a railroad town. Founded in 1893 mainly to serve as a major railroad service center for the Great Northern Railway, it’s still nicknamed the crown jewel of the Hi-Line.

But while Havre is a pretty charming city, that wasn’t always the case. Parts of its story are pretty sinister, and we’re all glad they’re in the past.

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Havre is far from the only city in Montana to be shaped by our local railroad and mining past. Butte was once known as the Richest Hill on Earth.