Sumatra

This town was a station and the highest point between Miles City and Harlowton on the Milwaukee rail line. The trains required a "pusher" engine to get them to the top of the hill in Sumatra. The town was originally called Summit, and no one knows exactly where the new name came from. 

Before the railroad came, the town was on the trail between Fort Musselshell and Fort Custer. Years ago, a fire destroyed much of the town and it was never rebuilt. Now only a white church and a few old buildings remain.

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