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Recollections of Old Milestown
Originally published 1918, Samuel Gordon, Miles City, Montana.
FOREWORD | PART I: STORY OF MAIN STREETPART II: DIVERSIONS OF A CARE-FREE COMMUNITY | PART III: THE VIGILANTE DAYS | A POST MORTEM | ROSTER OF OLD TIMERS
Foreword
Some years ago, a half a dozen probably, a few of the old timers met by appointment to discuss the desirability of collecting and reducing to some form of permanent record, the, fast fading scenes and incidents of the early days of this community. [More...]

Part I: Story of Main Street
WHOEVER attempts the story of early days in Milestown, must spin his yarn around Main street, where ninety per cent of the incidents dear to the memory of oldtimers occurred. Unquestionably Main street should have been given a more appreciative title, but [More...]

Part II: Diversions of a Care-Free Community
MILESTOWN has had several eras, each marked by its own peculiarities and intermediate intervals when the new vogue mixed with the old. First we had the military condition, for the exemplification of which the town was founded. [More...]

Part III: The Vigilante Days
IT WAS the incoming of the railroad that called the turn on our primitive life and introduced the manners and customs of the older civilization into our little world, deflating or inflating the currency -- we never could decide -- which, for while it gave to the [More...]

A Post Mortem
Writing of only forty years ago, in this age of rapid development, is writing very close up to date, in so far as history is concerned, but in the individual life it seems an almost immeasurable gap between then and now. Many who were then full of life and hope [More...]

Roster of Old Timers
Along about 1910, when the rising tide of immigration was surely and rapidly submerging the early-day residents, the Yellowstone Journal printed a call for such action on the part of those concerned as would result in the formation of an Old Timers' association [More...]

S. G O R D O N

Who Compiled These "Recollections" and Who For
33 Years Was Editor of The Daily Yellowstone
Journal at Miles
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