Richey is between Sidney and Circle and was named for the first postmaster, Clyde Richey. The station served as terminus for the Great northern when it arrived in 1916. The Shell Oil Company discovered oil near here on July 13, 1951, in Williston Basin. By the end of that year, oil companies had leased more than 60,000,000 Montana acres. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
Richey lies in the center of a productive area. This is cattle and sheep country, with wheat, oats and barley being the main farm crops. A lively little friendly town, Richey has a variety of businesses to serve visitors. Richey is the host of the annual Richey Rodeo, which takes place on the third Sunday in July. It also hosts a vintage Car Run every year on the first Saturday in June.
The Richey Historical Museum features more than 7,000 items, including a Model A mail car, blacksmith shop, pioneer kitchen, school and church memorabilia, newspaper files and period clothing.
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