How did they come up with that name for that Montana town?
Every state has a town with a weird name and Montana is no acception. So how did Nimrod get its name? Do you know how Two Dot got its name? And what about Ekalaka?
First lets talk about Nimrod, Montana. When you think of the word Nimrod, most probably think it is a name for someone that is inept but that's not how Nimrod got its name. Another definition for Nimrod is an expert hunter and this town, was named Nimrod because it is considered a hunters Paradise. Nimrod is now considered a ghost town and is located in southwestern Montana in Granite County.
Ekalaka is in a beautiful part of the state in northeastern Montana. 350 people call Ekalaka home today. It was named after a woman in the Sioux tribe who ended up marrying a scout named david Harrison. Her name was spelled ljkalaka.
Bear Dance, Montana sits off Flathead lake. It was given its name by a couple that had come to the area to visit back in 1891. That day someone had killed a bear and the entire community shared the meat and then they had a dance, thus Bear Dance.
Two Dot, Montana sits in west-central Wheatland County along highway 12. The land was donated for the town by rancher George Wilson. And his cattle brand was two dots. That's it, just two dots side by side branded on his cattle. Up until 1999 the town was spelled Twodot by that was changed by the U.S. Postal Service to Two Dot. One story out of Two Dot is that John Wayne came to the town to learn how to ride horseback and be a cowboy.