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Posted by Mike Wallick (+172) 10 years ago
I was just heading down Main Street in Miles City on Google Earth streetview. I was passing by the building across the street to the north (towards the bridge on Main) from the Olive Hotel and I see it's all boarded up now. I was remembering that for a very short while in the 1970's someone opened up an indoor miniature golf course there. I played it once with Ron Richards. Anyone remember that? Any other places come to mind that were short stops along the way?
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Posted by mrozla (+16) 10 years ago
When my family moved to Miles City in December 1957 it was the studio for the local independent TV station, MCTV. Although I was only 7 years old, I remember that quite well because my grandparents had just purchased the Olive Hotel earlier that year. My family and my uncle's family, who had also just moved to MC, lived at the hotel for a few months until we could find more suitable housing. My cousins and I would sit in the lobby after school watching MCTV's Jet Jackson and other memorable shows that I can no longer remember, all the time knowing that the source of this amazing stuff was right across the street! Anyhow, the advent of cable later put them out of business. Don't remember any other tenants after that.
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Posted by MeiMei (+166) 10 years ago
Yes, I used to work there. It was a fun miniature golf course. I enjoyed the few hours a week I was there.


I honestly do not remember the name of it or who the owners were but I know they were very nice to a young teenager working for them.
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Posted by Jay (+279) 10 years ago
Prior to being a TV station it was a Nash auto dealership.
Not sure about this, but I belive that later Packard cars were added.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+478) 10 years ago
1939-48 Nash Acker Motor Co. 5th and Main Sts. Miles City MT Jule F. Acker
1956-.... A & L Nash Motors 5th and Main Sts. Miles City MT

Source: http://nashparts.com/Deal...lersMN.htm
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Posted by mrozla (+16) 10 years ago
You can see the storefront out the window in this photo from the Olive Hotel Lobby. The sign above the door is cut off, but the what's visible says "& Antiques". The photo info says it was taken 6/18/2002.

http://ww2.usca.edu/Resea...4_0492_IMG

[This message has been edited by mrozla (3/21/2011)]
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Posted by Carol S (+246) 10 years ago
This was a business called Valley Furniture and Antiques. I owned and operated this business and really miss it and so does my old customers.
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Posted by mrozla (+16) 10 years ago
Thanks for filling in the rest of that info, when i was looking at the photo I was thinking that it had a very nice appearance. Too bad it's out of business.
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Posted by dkohl (+161) 10 years ago
I remember another miniature golf place that was on the highway toward Broadus, around the Super 8 motel on the left...it was in the 90's though, not that long ago...
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Posted by Nancy Drew (+287) 10 years ago
So the building is now boarded up and empty??
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Posted by mrozla (+16) 10 years ago
on Google Earth it is, but who knows how old that image is!
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Posted by David Schott (+16946) 10 years ago
Another building in need of being knocked down and converted into a gravel parking lot.



http://www.flickr.com/pho.../186559414
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+762) 10 years ago
It looks awful. I remember it being beautiful. I must not have noticed it last year when I was in town.
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Posted by spacekace (+894) 10 years ago
It looks a lot worse than what's in that picture...

But we can't tear it down and make a parking lot! It's a MC landmark!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17230) 10 years ago
One could make the case that gravel parking lots are Miles City landmarks...
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Posted by Gene Keller (+43) 10 years ago
Back in the day it was also the A&T auto supply store owned by Johnsgard ( Senior )
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Posted by Nancy Drew (+287) 10 years ago
There was mini golf in that building.... certainly a business that wouldn't have occurred to me for that building.
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Posted by Chuck Littleton (+147) 10 years ago
Was there a 'Teeter-Totter' marathon in that building, late 60's early 70's?
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Posted by Jay (+279) 10 years ago
Gene: I think that Denny and his Dads parts store was back on the next block on Plesant St. I remember that Daune Danforth worked there.
The reson that I think so, is that when Hans Christensen had the Olive Garage we used to run there for parts.
I belive that later Huckens had it as a parts store.
Has been a long time since MC. and memories do fade.
During that time I think that Ike Swane had the Olive.

[This message has been edited by Jay (3/24/2011)]
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Posted by Mike Wallick (+172) 10 years ago
Teeter-totter marathon was in the Miles & Ulmer window. Donny Brown was one of the participants.
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Posted by Jim B (+231) 10 years ago
Jeff Reid was the other
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Posted by Gene Keller (+43) 10 years ago
Hey Jay, A&T was on the corner of Main because the Coke bottling plant was rite behind it on Main St. There was a Parts store where you said on Pleasant St. but that didn't go in until later on. Tom Faulkner worked there after he got out of the Service around 1960. I don't think I've lost it yet but pretty close. LOL
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Posted by Jay (+279) 10 years ago
Gene: I stand corrected. Now that I dig a little deeper.
I also remember the Coke Cola bottle plant. Judy Wiemers dad ran it. Went to school with Judy. When we were little brats, coming back from the polio pit, we used to stop and watch the bottle process and have one when Coke was the REAL thing.
That goes back a year or two.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11731) 10 years ago
The former Coke plant (which now has a big Pepsi sign on the side. The horror!) is the oldest brick building on Main Street. The building which started this thread was build by Miles & Ulmer in the early twentieth century. Like many buildings, it was beautiful once but was allowed to go downhill.
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Posted by Nancy Drew (+287) 10 years ago
Does anyone have a pic of the Coke bottling building being discussed?
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Posted by Jay Johnson (+52) 10 years ago
In the 40's and early 50's this building was occupied by Hines Motor Supply Co. My stepfather, Sherman Cobb was manager for a number of years before he went into the Army in the early 40's.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2036) 10 years ago
I seem to remember that the state liquor store was there possibly in the early 70's.
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Posted by Former (+185) 10 years ago
That block is in really bad shape. I always remember something being there - the next thing I know, its a total eyesore. The entire SE corner of that block needs to be torn out. The motel (or whatever it is now) behind it as well. (No, not the Olive... the "studio apartments" or whatever churched up name the slumlord gave them!)

[This message has been edited by Former (6/9/2011)]
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Posted by Gail (+45) 10 years ago
I have the Star picture and article of the teeter totter marathon in my scrapbook. Every article and picture of highschool students that was in the Star from my freshman year till I graduated I have in my scrapbook. I bring it to all my class reunions.
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