Many Volga German families moved to Milk River Valley town of Chinook to work in the sugarbeet industry in 1923.
In 1924, the Utah-Idaho Sugarbeet Company moved its plant from Union Gap, Washington, to Chinook. The grand opening took place on 1 October 1925, and the factory remained open for 26 years.
VOLGA GERMAN CONGREGATIONS
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in and around Chinook:
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 51.