Belfry

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Belfry, Montana

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There are Bats in My Belfry May 10, 2017
Belfry is a tiny town of 200 (down 1% since 2000) located at the intersection of Montana Highway 72 and County Road 308 in Carbon County in Southern Montana not far from the border with Wyoming. Settlement of farmers growing wheat and other crops in the area along Clarks Fork River began shortly after the removal of this land from the Crow Reservation in 1892. Around 1905 a large deposit of coal was discovered in nearby Bearcreek and Frank Hall and a group of investors from Billings and Pennsylvania formed the Yellowstone Park Railroad to transport the coal from the area to the North Pacific Railway in Bridger. The town of Belfry was formed in 1905 as part of the railroad effort and was named for Dr. Oran Belfry a major investor in the railroad. The railroad reorganized in 1909 and went bankrupt in 1954. Today Belfry is a trade center for the area (which is now largely agricultural) and has a couple of bars and restaurants for the tourist trade. The local sports teams are called the Bats so you can say this Belfry definitely has Bats.
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