View From Highway 12
Welcome to the Plevna, Montana Picture Tour
Plevna, Montana Picture Tour is a direct result of the MontanaPictures.Net Request program that we have been doing since 2004. People send a request to see pictures and video of their Montana Hometown. We place the request on a webpage and make every effort to photograph the requested town the next time we are in the area. We gladly take requests because you get to see beautiful eye level images of “home” and we learn more fascinating information about Montana.
A website visitor made our day
One of the Plevna, Montana pictures we posted was the old Hepperle Gas Station on Highway 12 (picture below). On 7/27/08 a website visitor “C.” wrote: “The (Hepperle) gas station was owned and operated by Wilmer Huber. Henry Losing ran a mechanic shop in the garage to the right. I used to clean the restrooms for a pop and a candy bar.”
City of Churches
The name “Plevna” in the Russian language means “City of Churches.” Originally, the Milwaukee Railroad chose to call the new station “Edina.” Many Bulgarians worked on the Milwaukee Railroad when it was built, and officials of the Milwaukee approved the workers’ choice of the name “Plevna.” Plevna, Bulgaria, was a historical site where the Russians were engaged in a great battle with the Turks (1877).
Beginning in 1765, German farmers migrated from Hess, (Hesse-Darmstadt) Germany to the Volga River area north of Volgograd (Stalingrad) Russia. One hundred years later, they migrated to the Great Plains of America and eastern Montana.
Where is Joe Montana?
We shot a some wonderful pictures of nearby Joe (a.k.a. Ismay) Montana but are sorry to report the images were accidentally deleted from the memory card. Don’t worry we are always looking for an excuse to return the Baker, Montana area. You can bet we will come back with some great images of Ismay, Montana. In case you are wondering, the town’s name is an amalgamation of the name of the sole granddaughter of Albert J Earling, president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad and the two daughters of a close colleague and friend.