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.
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 (FindAGrave.com)
- Chinook, Montana (Wikipedia)
- The History of Chinook, Montana (Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce)