if you could find that info that would really be great...I know it is about 15 miles north of Miles City along the north branch of Sunday Creek but I dont know how to get there...which road or roads to take and all...
I think they visited the Stone Shack at "Angela Days". Contact Keith Holmlund...he would know where it is, and how to find it....and who to get ahold of to get access (if it's on private land) etc. And...as well as any other great places to visit while you are in the neighborhood!
Thanks for all the replies. From the map it appears I drive about 17 miles north of Miles City on the highway 59 and turn right on crow head road for less than a mile...stone shack appears about 100 yards to the left of the dirt road...I can just take a few pictures from the road and I don't have to worry about entering private property. The north fork of Sunday Creek should be there somewhere nearby also. Thank-you. Kimm
i did a google search and there is a supposed la Hoffman photo of 'stone shack' and it very well may be the old stage stop....a Hoffman book also shows the photo and just calls if an old ranch without the stone shack description.
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That would be Stoned Shack. I know there is a funny story connected with the founding but I can't remember it off hand. Yes, there were major sheep shearing pens up there in the early twentieth century, some of the first with electric clippers.
You have the right idea for getting to Stone Shack. Go north to the Crow Rock road turn on it and it will be on your left near the top of a rise (it seems from memory.) I think I could show you where it was because my father showed me where it was.
This sounds like a Sam Phillips project. Contact me as I might have information you don't have yet on the Carlin case.
thank you for your picture...the photo that I found in Google and in one of the books on la huffman was a bit different...but it could be just a different photo of the same building that you have shown...the stone shack I am interested in was a stage stop, mail stop, and sheep/shearing camp at different times and supposed to be some 17 miles north of Miles City just off the highway next to the North Fork of Sunday Creek.
I don't know the location of "stone shack" but my grandmother wrote about it in her memoirs. Charlie Snyder and his wife Josephine came by wagon from South Dakota to operate the way station, Stone Shack" for the old Deadwood Stage which hauled passengers and mail in the early days. I am thinking this was early in 1900.
Roberta, The Stone Shack, the subject of this thread would have no connection to the Deadwood Stage route or stops. I can find no mention of a Stone Shack in any of the various stages leading to Deadwood. Are you sure they were not referring to Stoneville, later to become Alzada. This was a stop on the Miles City-Deadwood stage.
you need to call kieth or marge holmlund---marge works at murdochs--they been working on the stone shack and every thing on the north side of miles city------for a long time --------they would have everything you would want-----------
Stone Shack was a way-stop on the road to Cohagen and Jordan. According to my resident authority, it was about ten or twelve miles north. Loaded teams crossing the Yellowstone and pulling over the long hill needed to be rested about the time they reached it, so it became a rest stop as well as its other distinctions. Art Pluhar would know.