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Sykes-Belltower history


January 5, 2018

Sherry Farwell

Southern view of Belltower Rock from the drainage divide crossed in 1865 by Col. Cole's cavalry & wagon train and in 1882 by the Hash Knife cowboys & cattle herd

The major goal of the three authors (Sherry Farwell, Ned Summers, and Marguerite Goeders Rozelle) is to preserve the history of the Sykes-Belltower community by means of an accurate summary narrative. This narrative will be presented in multiple published parts and will focus on the years from 1865-1965.

PART I (1865-1908)


The Sykes-Belltower area lies within central Carter County, Montana but has no definite boundaries. In general, the Sykes-Belltower region is bounded on the North by Devils Canyon Creek, on the West by Box Elder Creek...

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