As far as I can determine, the info came from two sources---1) similar information is in "Names on the Face of Montana," by Roberta Cheney, 1984. 2) Another source reports information from a Missoula County U.S. Postal guide, 1918.
- As I stated before, I have not found "Betters' Station mentioned in any period sources (newspapers, maps, etc.).
- The Northern Pacific Railroad was completed in 1883. Why would a stage stop be started in what is now Clinton in the same year that the "iron horse" came through town?
- According an article about Fanny Betters when she was in her 90s, the family came to Montana from Vermont on the train. If the NPRR wasn't completed until 1883, how could the Betters have been in the Clinton area long enough to have the town named after them?
- The plat maps I've found from the time period have stage stops listed, and there is not one in the Clinton area.