Oswego, Montana

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Oswego, Montana
Oswego, Montana is located in Montana
Oswego, Montana
Oswego, Montana
Location within the state of Montana
Coordinates: 48°3′31″N 105°52′50″W / 48.05861°N 105.88056°W / 48.05861; -105.88056Coordinates: 48°3′31″N 105°52′50″W / 48.05861°N 105.88056°W / 48.05861; -105.88056
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountyValley
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)

Oswego /ɒsˈwɡ/ is an unincorporated community in Valley County, Montana, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 2 between the cities of Frazer and Wolf Point. Oswego is located on the Fort Peck Indiean Reservation.

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Settled sometime in the 1890s, the village was named after Oswego, New York, the hometown of some early-day settlers.[1] A post office was located there from 1896 until 1971.[citation needed] On September 11, 1971 one of the worst prairie fires in northeastern Montana destroyed much of Oswego, leaving only 4 homes untouched. The entire population of Oswego was forced to evacuate, and of those 75 residents only about 40 of them returned to live and rebuild.[citation needed]

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