the old miles city people
Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 8 years ago
dragging main, you bet, cop a ride with someone who had a car, oldest looking bought the gallon jug of beer at Klamms and you headed to beercan hill to drink and neck. Hide in the trunk to go to the Sunset Drivinn. Go to O'Connors for your treats before the show at the Liberty, go to the Park theater for the matinae, didn't go to the Montana as it was too expensive. peek in all the bars as you walked main st waiting for someome to pick you up.Lotta bars at that time, going to the "tounge river hotel" where someone had put the Griffins sign that said daycare. Sneaking in at Leon Park, dancing till you were spotted and escorted out. Looking at the Cross Roads knowing you could never afford that but you could hear Pop Konright on his instrument giving it heck. Texas Club, 600 amd Spikes. Scared to go offthe high dive at the swimming pool, swim in the forbidden part before the pool opened in the summer. Cruise from the ball park to under the underpass and back around, oh my such good old days. Here's to memories.
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Posted by polar bear (+509) 8 years ago
What years?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6163) 8 years ago
My family went to the Crossroads often and it was the venue for the Caledonian Society's Bobby Burns celebration in which I took part for 11 years. It's burning was tragic and really made me angry. Still does.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9346) 8 years ago
The trial is going on exactly twenty-five years ago. I have many, many memories of the Crossroads, including my rehearsal dinner. Arson was big business during the glory years of the Reagan Administration here in eastern Montana.
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Posted by GLEN KELLY (+55) 7 years ago
Wow you took me down memory lane with what you wrote about growing up in Miles City.Really enjoyed your reminder of these things. Thank you Glen Kelly
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Posted by Fred South (+137) 7 years ago
Lived in Miles City many years and have been back countless times. Never seen so many fires in any of the other towns, where I have lived. The multitude of fires in MC businesses just looks suspicious.
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Posted by snickers (+799) 7 years ago
HI Marian Good to see you here
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Posted by Wayne White (+241) 7 years ago
You asked for it, dancing in the basementg of the Moose club while some of the members played the slot machines in the small room at the bottom of the stairs. Grilled cheese at the Log Cabin and exciting suppers at the finest cafes on main. Fosters had a soda bar and Woolworth had a lunch bar and Miles had thirty bars. At Pennys they had this cable device they would send your bill to a room and they would make your change and shoot it back. The parades had the sidewalks jammed to capacity and the candy was plentiful. Wore out more than one pair of shoes dragging main on my feet. Like I said before some of us were fortunate to grow up in Miles City.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 7 years ago
Miles City was pretty cool in the seventies. Some of the people who made it that way are still there, I really enjoy visiting them now and then. I have a lot of memories of the old cow town.
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 7 years ago
I was born in Miles 1940 Holy Rosary hps lived there in Milws over on MIssissippi. Lotta good memories growing up and as usual with life, some bad ones. MC was the town to be growing up in, most of us were just too dumb to know it at the time. I left in 1963 and had been back every year for 20 years, then I moved my mom here and then she passed so I have only been back a few times. A class reunion and bucking horse sale.
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 7 years ago
NAturally, you would find me under Old... Love the site, jut forget to get back on it. NEed to post a reminder thing. Funny about the talk going on about the year books. I did contact the librian and asked about getting a few pages scanned and sent to me and oh boy! I was thining of calling you and seening if you could, it was just one or two pages then decided not too. I will check in here more often.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+250) 7 years ago
It was pretty cool growing up in Miles City in the 1960s also. I moved to MC over Christmas 1963 and arrived as a CCHS sophomore in a blizzard. Graduated in 1966, worked as a reporter for Miles City Star while in HS and college at Montana State University (my dad worked at the VA and was transferred during my college years to Florida). I refused to move there! The Kohn family, whose daughter Donaleen was a great friend, providing housing for me so I could continue my Miles City connection. Love Colleen and it has been over 5 years since I visited with her when my niece Kelly Wohlgenant married her sweetheart at the family's Kinsey ranch. Love Montana, Miles City, as did my parents and all of my siblings.
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Posted by Clifford Gosselin (+10) 7 years ago
Talk about old! George Gosselin started school with Pearl Walden in 1922 at the S-Y school and he is alive and well in Gold Canyon, AZ. He turned 102 November 2nd.
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 6 years ago
sorry havent been here for a while about 1954 on to 58
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 6 years ago
I was at a lot of the dances at the Moose, what fun.
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Posted by Shu (+1333) 6 years ago
Marian,

There's a thread here with over 300 entries that touches on "Old Miles City memories" like the ones you share:

http://milescity.com/foru...id=1471&hl

I'm betting you remember some of the ones on that thread, too...

...btw, a question: are you by any chance related to Betty Greenfield?
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Posted by Wayne White (+241) 6 years ago
I read a great many of the threads you mentioned, I especially like the one from Sally Starky (Scanlon) about the OK corral and she mentioned the monkey. I met that monkey many times and one night in I believe the liberty theater the monkey got loose and came into the theater. Jumping from row to row, it was a riot.
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Posted by David Schott (+12942) 6 years ago
Wayne White wrote:
"I met that monkey many times and one night in I believe the liberty theater the monkey got loose and came into the theater. Jumping from row to row, it was a riot."

Sounds a bit like these forums at times. Anyone know the current monkey's name?
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1417) 6 years ago
Remnant of cinder + Civil War General R.E.____ + 8th word in the National Anthem - s.

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Posted by David Schott (+12942) 6 years ago
Bingo!
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 5 years ago
Hi
Haven't been in here forever, saw sy ranch and had to write, My grandfather Roy Hayes had the SY ranch in the 20's I canlook up thedates. My mom Gertrude Hayes and her brothers went to the SY school.and they say it is a small world.
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 5 years ago
no married Don who is from KC
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Posted by Cactus Plains (+97) 5 years ago
Been there done that ... wow ... holy cow!!! ... those were the days!

I had not a clue in hell, but those were some really good times and wow were we ever programmed to be Crazy ... as in fun Crazy! I never dreamed I'd still be here ... Miles City has sunked to the bottom of Earls Outhouse Depository ... and only all the people can fix it ... but not while snoozing!

Thanks for the memories ... that was a great post for mentality???

Cactus Plains 1968 1934 1954 1950

Do I know you? ... as I know not! ha!
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Posted by marian aker greenfield (+22) 3 years ago
Haven't been in here for ever, sorry to those who posted to me. Hard to believe that I will be 75 soon. Mind says 35 but the body doesn't cooperate. Guess it is age that got me back in here. Even went on google and looked all around at the places that are not there anymore. Some one asked about the sunset sign, that was the sunset drive where I first fell in love with James Dean and the found out he was dead, that's how fast news got around to Miles City in the late 50's.
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