Miles City Slogans Through the Years
Posted by GVC (+517) 11 years ago
City of Miles City Official Slogans through the Years

1. Miles City - Cow Capital of the West (1882)
2. Miles City - Welcome German Soldiers(very short time in 1916)
3. Miles City - We are Winning and/or Won the War! (1917)
4. Miles City - Cow Capital of the West (1919)
5. Miles City - Paris of Eastern Montana(very very short time during 1943)
6. Miles City - We are Winning and/or Won the War! (1944)
7. Miles City - We won the War! (1945)
8. Miles City - Cow Capital of the West (1947)
9. Miles City - Welcome Korean Soldiers (very short time in 1950)
10. Miles City - We are Winning and/or Won the War! (1951)
11. Miles City - We Won the War, We Think! (1953)
12. Miles City - Smiles City (1962)
13. Miles City - No Hippies Here! (1965)
14. Miles City - Just Like Billings, But Better (for a short time during 1969)
15. Miles City - No In-Door Swimming or New High Schools Here! (1975)
16. Miles City - Cow Capital of the West (since 1976)


**Stole the concept from TV show "Parks and Recreation"
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 11 years ago
You seriously need more to do at the office.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 11 years ago
Uh-oh...
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1439) 11 years ago
"Miles City. At least it isn't Glendive."
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Posted by Julie (+409) 11 years ago
"Let's Drive to Glendive!"
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 11 years ago
Miles City: The town you grow up in, can't wait to get out of, and then totally fantasize about moving back to because you're too old to remember what it's really like.
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Posted by Joe Smity (+104) 11 years ago
Miles City: Soap opera of eastern Montana!
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Posted by MR (+399) 11 years ago
Miles City....30 below keeps the riff raff away !
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Posted by Bill Zook (+487) 11 years ago
We were once known as the Horse Capitol of the World before, during and just after WWI. Ft. Keogh was used as a remount station and had some fine thoroughbred stallions they used on grade mares. They sold horses for markets all over the world. The property now known as NeuVeu and Steadman's newly developed property made a giant ring or amphitheater for their purpose. Many horses ran on open range and were gathered periodically for the market. Those wild horses lasted up to the earliest Bucking Horse Sales.
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Posted by GVC (+517) 11 years ago
Cool.

How many wild horses are still in MT/WY?
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Posted by Bill Zook (+487) 11 years ago
I know of only the "managed" ones by the BLM in the Pryors.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 11 years ago
Somewhere I read about a hilarious letter from a British officer during the Boer War who was complaining about the horses supplied them. He felt they were not "broken" to ride and were little better than wild. The horses were supplied through--you guessed it--Fort Keogh. The U.S. Army standards of a broke horse and the British Army standards of a broke horse were at a variance, to say the least.

I still have a Smiles City bumper sticker in my collection.

[This message has been edited by Amorette Allison (2/26/2011)]
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Posted by GVC (+517) 11 years ago
What is the slogan currently?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1439) 11 years ago
What is the slogan currently?



"Miles City. It tastes like chicken."
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 11 years ago
I thought it was:

Miles City: a meth lab in every pot.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 11 years ago
I think the current one the Chamber uses is "Frontier Friendly," although I haven't heard them use it lately.
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Posted by Bill Freese (+481) 11 years ago
Hey, what happened to that rocking MC emoticon?
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