Dead Man's Butte, five miles north of Plevna, marks the spot where a stage line driver known as Fritz lost his life. The stage line connected Fort Lincoln, near Bismarck, North Dakota, with Fort Keogh near Miles City.
Plevna was named after Plevna, Bulgaria, the scene of a great battle between Russians and Turks. There were a great many Bulgarians working on the Milwaukee Railroad, so officials approved the workers choice for a name, although they had planned to call the station Edina. Many of the families who settled on small farms around Plevna retained their Old World customs. Russian feast days were kept and for a long time the women wore traditional black shawls on their heads. German immigrants settled here too. (from Cheneys Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
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