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From our files: “The Life of Melody Jones”

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A group of workers load timber onto an old Burlington Railroad car in this historic photo.
Courtesy photo

Building railroad memories

The Lovell-Kane Museum is about to embark on a journey to recreate railroad history for area residents. Using a $7,500 grant awarded last year by the BNSR Railway

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From Our Files: Johnny honored by Sports Illustrated

100 Years Ago, December 4, 1914, The Cowley Weekly Progress

Our government never faced so tremendous a problem as that now lying dormant at the doors of congress and

Veteran Terry Wilkerson presents a “Quilt of Valor” to his uncle Frank Wilkerson, during a special event held at the North Big Horn Senior Center on Tuesday, honoring veterans in the community.
Patti Carpenter photo

Local veterans honored at Senior Center event

Thirty-eight local veterans representing a cumulative 368 years of service to their country were honored at a luncheon held in their honor at the North Big Horn

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From our files

Take the elevator for credit at the Cowley Merc  100 Years Ago The Cowley Weekly Progress, Jan. 30, 1914 Ad (The Cowley Merc. Co.): During the present

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Notes from Bighorn Canyon

Walking a mile, or three, in their footsteps

  [caption id="attachment_7418" align="alignright" width="228"] Christy Fleming
Notes from Bighorn Canyon[/caption] Before Christmas I made my monthly trip to Fort Smith to check on things

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From our files: City water tank cleaned after 22 years

100 Years Ago: The Cowley Weekly Progress, July 18, 1913 The Pioneer Day celebration was by far the biggest affair ever attempted here. It was an unqualified success in

Stephen Gervay’s body was discovered by Ranger Earl Snelling, E.J. Dorn, Ed Messick and Munroe Hoffman.
photo courtesy of Michael Gervay

“I came off the mountain as I was alone” –Elizabeth Gervay

The Gervay tragedy The circumstances surrounding the death of Stephen Gervay and Elizabeth Gervay’s harrowing survival on Little Mountain were recounted in several local newspapers in March and

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Lydia Parks: 98 years of Lovell area history and a life well lived

When Lydia Parks tells a story, her eyes twinkle. A spry, active lady, her mind is a treasure trove of Lovell area history, and during an hour spent

This baby picture of local author Grover Howe getting a bath in a metal tub shows the rustic conditions of the ranch he grew up on near Kane.

Author adds dose of local color to western novels

[caption id="attachment_5322" align="alignright" width="123"] Grover Howe[/caption] Grover Howe gave up his career as an attorney in the big city to return to the family farm located