From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Mrs. Eugene Wood
John Dwyer came to Montana from Minnesota in the early 1900's, taking a homestead on Horse Creek (now part of Kolka's).
His sister, Mayme, accompanied him and taught in several local schools. She married Leo Hamilton, who had taken a homestead nearby (now owned by Merchant's).
Both Mrs. Hamilton and John Dwyer were victims of the flu epedemic of 1919. The three small children of the Hamiltons -- John Charles, Harold, and Audrey, were raised by relatives.