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Bill Hosko
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Tampico Post Office

Constructed at the turn of the century (1900), this structure and adjoining little town west of Glasgow, Montana grew adjacent to a site railroad baron J.J.Hill of St. Paul, Minesota set aside as a train water stop. Regularly during his transcontinental railroad line from St. Paul to the Pacific, Hill designated areas along bodies of water, in this case the Milk River, as locations for his trains to take on water to help fuel his steam locomotives. Though most of the little town and water station at Tampico have long disappeared, this simple historic structure, last used as a post office a generation ago, still remains on a sunny slope south of the tracks.