Wagner is on the Milk River. At nearby Exeter Creek on July 3, 1901, the Kid Curry gang held up the Great Northern train. They grabbed a case which they thought contained $40,000, but as they found out later, they had only stolen a stack of papers. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge is close to the town of Wagner. Located in the Milk River Valley of Phillips County, the refuge is made up of approximately 6,616 acres of wetlands and 8,935 acres of uplands. More than 250 different species make their way through scrublands, grassy marshes and wetlands. Nesting colonies of white pelicans, black-crowned night herons and white-faced ibises lure the best of this country's bird watchers.
Wagner is also near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The Fort Belknap Reservation is home to two tribes, the Assiniboine, or Nakoda, and the Gros Ventre, who refer to themselves as A'aninin or "People of the White Clay."
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