Letter to the editor
March 11, 2022
An Open Letter to the Montana Department of Transportation and the Citizens of Carter County:
Ten white crosses visibly line the 36 miles of Highway 7 between Ekalaka and Baker. Five are between mile markers 25 and 18, and five are between mile markers 13 and 1. I’m told the actual number of crosses should be double and the historical number of deaths may be triple that. Those crosses represent family members, friends, and neighbors with names like Ehret, Emswiler, and now, Wahl. No one may know the actual number of deaths that have occurred on that highway. What is known is that we could...