Kevin, Montana 10 Miles SSW on Sunburst Road
Kevin was founded during the homestead boom in 1910, Kevin (pronounced "Kee-vin") takes its name from Canadian Thomas Kevin, an Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company official. Kevin's first post office was established in 1910 with Rudolph Lehmann as the postmaster. The narrow railroad built in 1887, nicknamed 'Turkey Track,' once ran from Lethbridge, Alberta, south into Montana. Kevin is most noted for its proximity to Kevin -Sunburst oil field, which produced oil and gas in the 1920s, which produced oil and gas in the 1920s. The Kevin Depot is listed in the National Register. Elevation: 3,327 ft.
The Oily Boid
This clever historical sign, “The Oily Boid gets the Woim”, is posted on U.S. Highway 2, milemarker 381.8. Four miles north of Kevin, on March 14, 1922, oil was struck, and Gordon Campbell was instantly blessed. The sign also mentions the ‘turkey track’, cow country, and homesteaders. Toole County has flourished, and continues to have a diverse economy. Toole County.Word Press.
Wooden Grain Elevator
This grain elevator is located less than one mile west of Kevin on Highway 215 and was built by local men. The foundation was poured in 1959 and the elevator was constructed with cribbed wood. Emile Habets built the elevator for personal use and his grain was loaded from the elevator into the train cars to be shipped. The elevator stands tall, if a bit tired, after nearly 50 years of service. The elevator is more structurally sound than it appears when looking at the warped section on top. Most elevators were built with wood but are now built with steel or concrete. Toole County.Word Press