Ekalaka and Carter County


September 17, 2021

I was born in my Grandpa and Grandma Coons’ house near Boxelder Creek and about a half a mile from the Bell tower store and post office. My parents lived at various places around Ekalaka and even briefly in Washington as I was growing up. In 1944 we moved to Ekalaka, where we lived until my graduation from CCHS in 1956. That night, May 23, Charles and I got in the truck with my Dad and moved to Miles City, where Dad had bought a wrecking yard.

In one of the first stories that I sent to the Eagle, I told how I considered Ekalaka and the surrounding area to be my sacred grounds, much like...

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