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 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    December 6, 2019 

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The pretty young lady that “Jimmy” Johnstone visited at the Anderson Ranch was Inga Senrud who was born June 4, 1895 at Laton Hegemark, Norway being an only daughter, along with two brothers born to Johan and Olive Audensons Senrud. Remember Jimm...

 

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While looking through “Shifting Scenes” to write an article, I came across an article written by Sandi Kirkwood on the family of James and Inga C. Senrud Johnstone. As I read through those I said to myself: “What interesting people, times and...

 

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In 1939 the Donald family moved to Ekalaka with Mrs. Donald and the children consisting of Mary, Charlie, Jessie May, Helen and Lola with George Donald coming later. The beloved horse, Kernal was brought by George and was pastured at the Downey...

 

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My last article told of the Donald family building two houses to accommodate the growing family which now amounted to twelve children. The second house had four rooms built in an "L" shape, built out...

 

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This article is about a couple and family that a few of you knew and maybe a few will remember. I decided to write about George and Elizabeth Donald after he was mentioned in the recent Beltz article. “Shifting Scenes Vol. I” has an interesting a...

 

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Harold reports on some of the winter and spring snowstorms that sheep ranching and other activities can experience. They are remembered forever. I will share a couple of them. “On May 1, 1967 we had a terrible storm. There were 32 inches of snow...

 

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Continuing on with memories on the Frank, Harold, and Ken Beltz families In 1928 Harold went into the ranching business for himself when he leased the Red Porter place next to his dad, bought four work horses and put in a crop of oats for hay....

 

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Sorry it has been so long since I have written a memory article, but the summer has been filled with unexpected activities. I will not bore you with them. This article will be about two early Carter County homesteaders, their families, places of...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 24, 2019

Memories

To continue the Mumedy family history, I will move on to Leona as she was well qualified as clerk for the different attorneys in Carter County and went on to Missoula, Montana to work for an attorney and also for the CCCs. She reported that in 1941...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 3, 2019

Memories

As I continue my articles about the Mumedy family, I will add a little more information about Andrew and Margaret written by Leona, their daughter. “The Mumedy family came to Carter County from Dodge, Nebraska in the early 1900. They homesteaded...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 26, 2019

Memories

As you read this memories article, you will discover that it is a little different from past articles. When reading through some Shifting Scenes, I became interested about the Mumedy family from an article written by Leona Mumedy Miller who begins...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 5, 2019

Memories

I would like to end my articles about my Grandad and Grandma Townsend with a few of my memories of them and the homestead place near Tie Creek. During my third, fourth and fifth grade school summers,...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 29, 2019

Memories

Alice, daughter of Fred and Eva Townsend, gives more information on the early day family that homesteaded in the Tie Creek area with the home buildings being just one mile west of the Padden Ranch....

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 22, 2019

Memories

After reading and writing about some of the Carter County Homesteaders, I felt that I should have an article on my Grandad and Grandma Townsend, Fred G. and Eva. I only wish that I knew more of their...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 15, 2019

Memories

I am going to end my Welch articles with more information on Eldon (Cub) Welch. In Shifting Scenes he reports on his family and some of his military service during World War II. While still living in Ekalaka, Cub married Marilyn, the oldest daughter...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 8, 2019

Memories

In this article, I will continue writing about the Chuck and Maude Welch family with a thought by their daughter Lucile: “I don’t believe my parents ever regretted coming to Montana although I am sure they did endure many hardships. I guess the...

 

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In this article, I will continue on with stories about Charles (Chuck) and Maude Welch. Lucille wrote that her father and mother had many hard times but also many good times and wonderful neighbors; many who gave up their homesteads and returned to...

 

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I am going to shift from good old neighbors with this article to another family who I knew, but each family member was older than me at the time. This came about when my wife (who loves poetry) came across a poem written by “Cub” Welch. To my...

 

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This article is about another neighbor, Bonnie Peabody, who also lived across the street and up the hill from us. I would like to share some information about Bonnie, but first I need to go back a generation on the Peabody family. Charles and Mary...

 

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I still have a couple of wonderful neighbors to remember and write about, which I will continue in this article. Across the street and up the hill from us were Francis B. and Alma Freese. Shifting Scenes Vol. III, page 80, has a very short article...

 

Memories

Yes, I know I haven’t had a “Memories” article since Nov. 2, but let me explain. On Oct. 27 we received a telephone call that our daughter Arlene and her husband were cleaning the eve troughs on their house. The ladder tipped and she fell 12-14...

 

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I will continue this week with memories of our neighbors, Frank and Clara Nies. My last article told of them getting a years supply of coal and wood from their own place, taking a month to fill the coal house. One day while uncovering the coal Clara...

 

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Sorry it has been a long time since I have written a “memories” article, but it has been a busy fall with lots of activities. A short “rabbit trail” before I get back to writing about those old time special neighbors. The Days of ‘85 have...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    July 27, 2018

Memories

In this article, I am going to deviate from my memories of those special neighbors to my graduating Class of 1948. The Days of ‘85 are coming up and a few class members wondered if we could “get together” some way during that time. Some...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 18, 2018

Memories

In my last article about Frank and Clara Nies, readers learned of Clara’s early life, her education, and moving to Montana. The article also gave information about her teaching experiences in Calumet, Jordan, and the Mackenzie school, which at the...

 

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