Getting rid of old cars, 1969 style.
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Posted by David Schott (+13585) 27 days ago
This was in the Miles City Star Stardust column a while back.

Junked car bodies and
other large items such as
abandoned shacks or big
trees will be accepted for a
week and be hauled away
for free and dumped into a
coulee designated for that
purpose by the city. Any-
one with unsightly, bulky
eyesores can call the police
department and leave a
name and address.

Makes me wonder where the coulee was and did they actually bury the stuff or just pile it up and let it rot.

I also wonder if they would today be willing to haul away a bunch of the very finest good stuff the world has ever seen including perhaps a Lincoln Town Car or two and maybe a Rolls Royce.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9579) 26 days ago
I can't imagine doing that today. I do wonder where the coulee is? I only know it is near the old garbage dump on Airport Hill. Yeah, I wonder what would get hauled today.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13062) 24 days ago
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Yes, the Sheffield Road coulees are the ones that come to mind for disposal of old crap in 1968.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2375) 24 days ago
The coulee leading to the 1902 Bridge from Sheffield Road was a favorite spot for keggers and plinking with your .22 in my day. If I remember correctly, a kegger held their would be announced as "At the '54 or '57 referring to a wrecked car their.

1970s anthropology is fun.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9205) 24 days ago
Bob, it was a 57 Chevy (as I recall, it was riddled with bullet holes).

[Edited by Hal Neumann (7/29/2019 2:50:51 PM)]
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2375) 23 days ago
I believe you are right, Hal.
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Posted by cubby (+2413) 23 days ago
Had many a great nights around old hill 57. I had 1977 ford f150 with big tires and hoped up motor and at the time was one of the few in town that could climb that hill.
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