Famous People in Miles City History
Posted by bruce bishop (+5) 13 years ago
What year did Wyatt Earp and Teedy Rooseveld ride there horses down main street, in Miles City, in the fuly 4th parade

[This message has been edited by bruce bishop (1/7/2010)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12379) 13 years ago
Never.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Wow.

Or is it woe?

Either way.
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Posted by bruce bishop (+5) 13 years ago
Morning Amorette, My name is Bruce, and I have a old foto albame that I think is from the early 1900, of Miles City, some of the pictures are of a July fourth parade, and Iam trying to date these pictures. One picture has a man on his horse in the parade and writen on the blanket around the horse neck it reads Wyett Earp, and behind him is a man that looks like a young Teedy Rooseveld In one of the other pictures it shows a old car, I think it a Modal T or a modal N, and both car where made are 1905 or 1906, in the pictures there are street lights, in the new parts of town. Please help me with my Qest for the truth, yours truly Bruce
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Posted by montanaman (+299) 13 years ago
Teddy Roosevelt rode in the stock growers parade on April 18th 1886,and also Morgan Earp rode throught the streets on Miles City looking for a Brooks brother out of Butte,mt and ended up in a gunfight on the streets here.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 13 years ago
Wasn't Paul Prudhomme's wife, Kay Hinrichs from Miles City? I'm also pretty sure that Margaret Atwood's ex-husband was from Miles City also.
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Posted by bruce bishop (+5) 13 years ago
Thank you for the Info, but can you tell me when Miles city had ele. light on the streets of new town, the more I look at these pictures I think the man that I think is Wyett Earp mit be Buffalo Bill,
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Posted by montanaman (+299) 13 years ago
there was a fellow my the name of albert roberts that looked like buffalo bill cody he went by montana bill i wonder if he ever rode in a parade? he was from norway.calamity jane had a ranch west of miles.i wonder if buffalo bill cody ever came to see her here since she was in his wild west act?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
Maybe they all stopped in for coffee with Billy The Kid.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12379) 13 years ago
Yes, Kay Hinrichs, Paul Prudhomme's late wife, was from Miles City. James Polk, son of Dr. Polk, was married to Margaret Atwood. And Miles City got electric street lights in 1886 but the fancy ones, with four globes hanging down and one pointing up, were installed in 1909, by which time TR was not hanging around out west.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+588) 13 years ago
Here's something interesting- TR's former press secretary became Wyatt Earp's biographer. TR & Wyatt were friends- when president he entertained many western figures at the White House.
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Posted by montanaman (+299) 13 years ago
scan the picture and put it on here so we can see it, we then might be able a help you better.
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Posted by bruce bishop (+5) 13 years ago
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Posted by David Schott (+18229) 13 years ago
Cool photo. Amazing to see the "old" water tower at a time when it was the "new" water tower.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12379) 13 years ago
Picture is post 1911, which is when the water tower turned up, but pre-WWI based on ladies costumes. I love the way the original facade of what is now the Bison Bar is visible. I'm sure it's not Teddy Roosevelt. By 1911, he was in Washington, D.C. and not popping into Miles City for visits anymore. It was an era of facial hair so lots of men wore mustaches and beards.
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Posted by montanaman (+299) 13 years ago
I wonder if the fellow in front was the county sheriff? For years the sheriff was the parade marshall in front starting it off, and still are to present.I have some photos of a sheriff that looked like this fellow when an inidan named Whirlwind killed a sheep herder, I'm going to see if they are the same....
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10257) 13 years ago
Wasn't that photo taken during the 1909 Elks convention?

I've saw it labeled as such anyway - some place I have another photo of that parade showing women riders.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+588) 13 years ago
I looked for any TR visits to Montana near MC after 1911. He died Jan 6, 1919.

He campaigned through Montana in fall of 1912 on the Progressive ticket via train. I don't know if he got off the train in MC or not. There is a Fargo film clip dated Sept 6th.

He may have been in MC on his Liberty Bond Drive of 1918. There is a film clip of him in Billings Oct 5th in touring car greeting citizens. He was there to give a speech. I can't find a still from that film to compare. The Liberty Bond trip was by train.
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 13 years ago
Wasn't Main St. paved about 1911?
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