Wilson Street
Posted by Dawn Jones (+7) 9 years ago
Does anyone know who Wilson Street is named after?
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10000) 9 years ago
Dusting Off the Old Ones mentions:

Montana Homestead Land Company, a corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring title to real properties and platting the same into lots and blocks for townsite purposes. [...] About a month after this property was turned over to the corporation, a plat of NORTH MILES CITY was filed in the office of the county clerk and recorder, whereby the entire 320 acres was platted into streets and alleys, a park called Lansing Park and 124 city blocks. The east and west streets in this townsite were called avenues and were numbered from First (on the south end) and running to Nineteenth Avenue on the north end. The north and south streets were given such names as Wilson, Garfield, Washington, Lincoln, Grand, Lansing and Broadway.

http://milescity.com/hist...&hl=Wilson

Kind of sounds like it was just a generic name.
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Posted by David Schott (+17044) 9 years ago
"NORTH MILES CITY" never came to be so I don't think the "Wilson Street" mentioned in that story is the same one. The actual "Wilson Street" could be named after a local.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
Isn't Wilson street the one with a lot of Dodge Darts and abnormally high air currents?
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Posted by Kelly (+2705) 9 years ago
I always thought it was named for Wendy's Father.

[This message has been edited by Kelly (1/23/2012)]
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 9 years ago
Ha! I'm afraid the street predates my dad but I'd suggest that Wilson Street was named so after Woodrow Wilson, no relation.

Richard, if you're referring to my family, we had Plymouth Valiants, not the poorer imitation Dodge Dart. And I believe there was a lot more hot air being expelled at the Bohundreds' house than at mine.

[This message has been edited by Wendy Wilson (1/23/2012)]
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Posted by mule train (+1055) 9 years ago
president wilson
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Posted by Dawn Jones (+7) 9 years ago
Thanks for all the responses. I wasn't sure if it was after President Wilson or Corrydon W. Wilson one of the Miles City first timers. I am new to geneology and just discovered CW is my great-great grandfather. My great-grandmother Agnes was the first wife of CC Wilson.
I have enjoyed reading all about Montana, Miles City, Lame Deer...
and I plan on making a trip out this summer to check out the Rough Rider Museum and the church they were married in.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10000) 9 years ago
David Schott wrote:
"NORTH MILES CITY" never came to be so I don't think the "Wilson Street" mentioned in that story is the same one. The actual "Wilson Street" could be named after a local.

Doh! I guess I should read better before posting.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1272) 9 years ago
Miles needs a "Broadway" street!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
And I believe there was a lot more hot air being expelled at the Bohundreds' house than at mine.


Hey, I expelled very little "hot air". You're thinking of my obfuscating sisters.
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+385) 9 years ago
My family could take credit for it, if someone would go spray paint an extra "L" into it.
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Posted by Its Me (+177) 9 years ago
There was a dog in the Friendship Villa named Wilson after the street he was found on. He used to go around and see all the residents of the Villa. Not sure what ever happened to him.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+249) 9 years ago
Didn't that dang dog impregnate about eight "females," resulting in about 40 Wilson puppies on that street and therefore create another generation of about 250 more Wilson puppies...kind of like those darn feral cats I had at our lake house that we never should have fed...Dang, lets all fix our pets, strays, adoptees, etc...
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Posted by Its Me (+177) 9 years ago
Once they brought him in the villa, he lived inside and often went to the outdoor area between buildings, enclosed by all the wings
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