The Ekalaka Eagle - Your Community Builder

PART III-B

SYKES-BELLTOWER HISTORY CONTINUED (1900-1965)

 

March 30, 2018

Sherry Farwell

Figure 1. Original location of the Sykes Post Office and Store on the east side of Box Elder Creek in Sykes, MT

by Sherry Farwell, Ned Summers & Marguerite Goeders Rozelle

POST OFFICES & STORES

The U.S. Mail, its post offices, and its mail routes were paramount in an era when mail was the sole method of contact with the world external to one's immediate neighborhood. Likewise, community-based general stores were essential places where people could purchase critical supply items, sell their local farm products such as cream, eggs, poultry, and garden produce, and visit with people other than your own family members. Below is a summary of the different historical p...



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