Antelope is in the extreme northeastern corner of Montana, twenty miles from Canada and the North Dakota border. The town and nearby creek were named for the graceful animal native to the area. In 1913, three years after it was granted a post office, the town was incorporated and once had a population of 360.
In 1967 a US Navy gunboat was christened the "Antelope." Crew members came to visit Antelope, and in turn, twenty-eight citizens of Antelope went to Tacoma, Washington to see the boat commissioned. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
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