Just off I-94, near a sugar beet piling station
En route to the Powder River sign on frontage road
(Erected by the Prairie County Museum, Terry, Montana)
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Edward Campbell, my great-grandfather, operated a ferry at the mouth of the Powder River (to the left of the sign) at the turn of the century. He was hired by the county to shuttle people, horses, wagons, and buggies across Powder River as there was no bridge at the time.
The ferry, located seven miles west of Terry, was built in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Initiated by Sid Johnson, it was 20' long, made of logs and flat lumber. There were railings around the outside, and it operated with block & tackles. In 1920, a Mr. Saylor took over operation of the ferry. It was later moved to Calypso, a busy railroad siding.
"By the Banks of the Yellowstone" by Mary Haugin (1977)
"Wheels Across Montana's Prairie"
"As We Recall" (1990)
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b: 7 Dec. 1872, Parsons, Kansas
m: 1900, Miles City, Montana
d: 23 July 1932, Miles City, Montana