Malta Montana


Malta is a town that was raised on cattle. During the late 1800s, the town was the hub of a vast cattle empire. It originated as a town to service the cattle industry, but when the Northern Pacific Railroad came through it turned into an important siding to load livestock. 

Today, it still serves the cattle industry as well as the agriculture industry. The name was picked by a railroad official who spun a world globe and put his finger on the place where it stopped—Malta. The town was named after the Mediterranean island of Malta.

Caption: Somewhere south of Malta.


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