Fort Peck Sunrise Montana


The name Nashua comes from the Indian word meaning "meeting of the waters." The town was founded by a second cousin of Robert E. Lee named Charles Sargent. Sargent served under Lee during the Civil War. He was part of the contingent that the army sent to build Fort Buford at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri. In 1886, Sargent? squatted? on the public land at the site of Nashua and waited for the arrival of the railroad to set up a townsite.


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