Dusting Off the Old Ones was published in 1961 by W. B. Clarke, Miles City, Montana.
The Platting of North Miles City
In a recent story, we told you readers where Lansing Flat was, and how in 1913 "the flat" was sold by Mr. Lansing to a party by the name of George H. Brown, and that with this conveyance to Brown was started the long and rugged road whereby Lansing Flat became the property of the City and was converted into Montana's finest natural airfield. Brown purchased the property for the account of the 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. Among the incorporators of this company were J. W. Patt, George H. Brown and William E. Roberts. 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. Broadway was the street on the east side of the townsite. So when you next travel to the airport, upon reaching the north and south road on the east side of the airfield, you will be travelling on Broadway Street in North Miles City, as shown by the plat of record in the county clerk's office.