By Betty Vanderwielen

Meyer discloses names along old road and importance of mail carrier

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails


September 2, 2021

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Longtime resident of Upper Swan Valley Dixie Meyer shares stories about the old roads.

The fourth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS).

CONDON – Dixie Meyer shared her memories of the roads and trails of the Upper Swan Valley in the early forties and fifties.

She said her dad brought in a team of horses and some saddle horses by way of the Piper Crow Creek trail. The earliest car she remembered her family having was a Model A pickup. She and her two sisters rode in the back on an old oilcloth spread across the truck bed.

Meyer said a couple of times a year they would drive to Polson to get...

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