Broadview was established about 1908 when the Great Northern Railway's Billings and Northern branch line was built. The town was named by rancher W.X. Sudduth, who wanted to call it Fairview, after his ranch, but a Fairview already existed. Broadview incorporated in 1917. In 1934, almost half the town burned in a devasting fire. Elevation 3,878 ft. (Copyright 2009, Montana Historical Society: Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, Montana Historical Society Research Center Staff)
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