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Out Our Way: Hallowed be Thy Name - Exodus 3:13-14


Out our way, words have meaning. I am told that Saddle Butte was once called Bullhook based on a legend that the great gap in the butte was caused by a bull buffalo who just got tired of going around and tore a hole in the rock. Hence the creek that runs through what is now Havre was called Bullhook and the area of the town itself, before Jim Hill came along with the idea of building the Great Northern Ralway’s shops, was called Bullhook Bottoms. He insisted we change the name and so we became Havre, but that’s a different story.

At any rate, there is a story behind the names of places...

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