Hi-Line Vintage Motors Museum
Photo courtesy: Hi-Line Vintage Motors Museum
Photo courtesy: Depot Museum
Rudyard is on the Hi-Line between Chester
. It is said that it was named for Rudyard Kipling. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana
, Mountain Press Publishing Company) The area now is predominately wheat farms. The railroads were a catalyst for developing the towns along the Hi-Line. Rudyard is a shipping point for the wheat grown in the area.
The town has a wonderful, well-appointed museum in the old train depot. The Depot Museum features local history of the area, including a depot, working windmill, schoolhouse, outhouse, blacksmith shop, tar-paper shack, garage, farm implements and archives with photographs and family histories. A Museum of the Rockies affiliate and a member of the Montana Dinosaur Trail, the Depot Museum's features a number of permanent and changing dinosaur exhibits.
Also while in Rudyard visit the Hi-Line Vintage Motors Museum where vintage automobiles ranging from a 1915 Model T car to 1976 Cadillac El Dorado and 1926-28 pickup trucks are yours to wander around.