Many of the towns along this road were along the Northern Pacific Railroad line. In 1864, Congress granted 40 million acres in land grants. The railroad development spurred the movement of people and goods.
This town was originally built by German Russians. There were several waves of immigrants from that part of the world in the early 1900s. There are still 2 million ethnic Germans in Russia today.
The Assumption Abbey is run by the Benedictines and started in 1899. I notice that these town, like elsewhere in rural areas have consolidated school systems.
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