Peek at the Past


August 3, 2023

100 Years Ago

August 9, 1923

Sam Geary reports that a small tornado visited his locality Friday night at the head of Williams Divide. An acre or more of green timber was devastated and piled up in confusion.

The heavy rains last week washed out three bridges on the Aladdin railroad line west of the Mortenson ranch on Hay Creek. However, a little thing like that didn’t interfere with traffic on the Aladdin line. Superintendent Fred Mann has a Ford rigged up with three wheels to fit the track, and passengers, mail and express are carried to Belle Fourche from this side of the washouts.


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