Jerry Hoover Remembers the Old Days

SEELEY LAKE – At 87, Gerald Hoover has a lot of stories to tell. Though he was born in Minnesota, many of his favorite stories center around his life in the Seeley and Swan Valleys.

Before coming to Montana, Hoover served in two military branches. A year after his discharge from the U.S. Navy he joined the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force sent him to Wyoming to become an electrician. Hoover said he appreciated the opportunity and worked hard to learn the trade. He was less enthusiastic about being in Wyoming.

Hoover relates: "That was a terrible place to be in the winter. Cold! One time we went t...


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