Chinook, Blaine Co., Montana

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Chinook, Blaine Co., Montana

Many Volga German families moved to Milk River Valley town of Chinook to work in the sugarbeet industry in 1923.

In 1924, the Utah-Idaho Sugarbeet Company moved its plant from Union Gap, Washington, to Chinook. The grand opening took place on 1 October 1925, and the factory remained open for 26 years.

Volga German Families: 

The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Chinook:

Allman from Streckerau
Feil from Blumenfeld
Green from Neu-Norka
Koenig from Semenovka
Neibauer from Kautz


- Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 51.


- Kuper Memorial Cemetery (

Pre-Volga Origin

Utah-Idaho Sugarbeet Factory in Chinook, Montana

Volga Colonies

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