Dusting Off the Old Ones was published in 1961 by W. B. Clarke, Miles City, Montana.
Two Landmarks
Most of our readers know where Signal Butte is and also Carbon Hill. However, there are two landmarks in the community that should be equally as well known. The landmarks we are going to tell you about are both associated with the Tongue and Yellowstone River Irrigation District canal. We wonder how many of you have ever heard of Lake Jordan. Before the main canal of the irrigation district was dredged the last time and widened, considerable acreage of land between the two cemeteries was flooded while the water was in the ditch during the irrigating season. This spot was called Lake Jordan--so named by reason of the fact that W. B. Jordan was the owner of the ditch at that time. The other landmark is the bluff that extends out to the Tongue river on this side of Log Creek. It was called King's Bluff, and the irrigation district for years had trouble with this bluff sliding into their ditch, as the ditch ran between the bluff and the river. It was named King's Bluff as it was on the property owned by Louis King, he having homesteaded the land upon which the Oschner house is now located. King was the first chief of the Miles City Fire Department. The next time you go up Tongue river, as you pass the two cemeteries, look to your right, and you will see where Lake Jordan was, and just before you come to Log creek, as you go over the rise to go down into the creek, you will be passing King's Bluff.