Somers owes it's existence to the Great Northern Railway. Railroad ties were needed for the extension of tracks throughout the west, and the ready supply of timber surrounding Flathead Lake made the north end of the lake an ideal mill site. From 1900 to 1949 the Somers Lumber Company produced thousands of ties. The first general store, built in 1900 and other historic buildings, are still in use by Sliters' Lumber Company. Today, ospreys can be sighted nearby along the north shore of the Flathead along during the summer months.
Somers is located in north western area of Montana, on the northeastern tip of Flathead Lake on MT Highway 82.