Stories involving past flooding of Box Elder
April 12, 2019
Editor's note: Flooding of area creeks and rivers in late March prompted local Sharon Higgins to send two stories about high waters on Box Elder Creek from the past. The stories are family accounts that were told to her by her mother, Gussie Richards, and grandmother, Lola Burch.
The Ewalt family home was on a high bank of Box Elder north of the present-day Box Elder bridge in the Ridgway community. I remember this story as told to me by family members. The creek was bank full. Uncle Guy Ewalt, Grandma Lola Burch's brother, wanted a horse that was across the creek from their home...