Like so many Montana towns, Glasgow began as a railroad town in the 1880’s. Today its economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. Wheat, alfalfa, and barley are the main crops and a large number of beef cattle herds are raised there as well. In addition to agriculture, the economy is also supported by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and the Glasgow School District. Water pastimes such as fishing, swimming, and boating are popular on the nearby Missouri River and Fort Peck Lake.
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
We are a not for profit healthcare facility that has provided services to the community of Glasgow since 1911. We are a critical access facility with 25 hospital beds.
Fort Peck Dam
Scenic Fort Peck Dam is located 15 miles from Glasgow. Beautiful parks and lake and Missouri River landscapes are a year round attraction. Tours of the Fort Peck power generating station are available. Also at Fort Peck is the Dinosaur Interpretive Center and the Fish Hatchery.