Gotta straighten you"kids" out a little on this dump business. Since Don Bissell is about my vintage, I certainly wouldn't argue with him about there being a dump in the vicinity of the Town and Country Club. I just don't remember it ever being there. What I remember being there prior to the golf course was an indian camp; it was called the reservation and had a fair population. There was also a city gravel pit down there and numerous junk piles, but I'm not sure it was ever a designated dump.
For years the city dump was down behind the highway department in the corner where the dike road goes under the Milwaukee bridge. There was also a great hobo jungle down there, too. Had what I thought was some great hobo stew there a time or two. If our mothers had only known. The dump also had a resident caretaker who lived in a shack there full time. As I recall, when the dump moved from there it went op on the Yellowstone hill on the east side of highway 22; now highway 59. When that space was all used up, it went across the higway for a number of years, before it moved to it's present location. Sometime during this relocation to Yellowstone Hill, the dump was privatized and the city got out of the dump business. There was a time when there was a push to put the dump out behind the radio station, probably in the hills where the Signal Buttes estates are now, but that got shot down. If you have been following the 50 years ago items in the Stardust column in the Miles City Star lately, you might have noticed that the south side dump site proposal is getting some attention. That's how I remember the Miles City dump era. I bet Dave's mother, Ruth Schott, would back me up on some of this.