Getting rid of old cars, 1969 style.
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Posted by David Schott (+14012) 4 months 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 (+9729) 4 months 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 (+13455) 4 months 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 (+2536) 4 months 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 (+9321) 4 months 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 (+2536) 4 months ago
I believe you are right, Hal.
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Posted by cubby (+2455) 4 months 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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Posted by Glengarykelly (+4) 3 months ago
Getting rid of old cars,in the late forty’s and early fifty’s in miles city along the tong river entrance to the Yellowstone they would stack them there along the bank and a lot of them.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9615) 3 months ago
There were a bunch of old cars dumped at my grandfathers farm/ranch south of town, shoved off a bank into the trees next to the Tongue River.

He was friends with Jack of Jack's Body Shop - so I assume they came from there. But I don't know. There were old 1950's type cars. Old Chevys and Fords and such. And at least one or two old Corvaires. I used to play in them.

I think they may have been removed or rotted away since, but Bridgier might know more.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8278) 3 months ago
Still there, at least as of 25 years ago
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Posted by cubby (+2455) 3 months ago
There are still a few cars visible from a float down the tongue river at around the golf coarse area, molded into the river bank last time I checked
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Posted by Rob Shipley (+410) 3 months ago
David Schott,
Are you trying hard to be funny ?
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