|Mary does not mention dates in her tribute to Horn Miller.
One would guess that she left Cooke City to attend school in
Absorokee around 1909 - 1911. She traveled by stage to Gardiner,
then by train to Livingston where "Conductor Clark"
made certain that she transferred to the correct train which
would take her to Columbus. The Northern Pacific Railroad Historical
Association provided the following photograph showing
the same train Mary rode on her journey. NP 418 is the result
of a photo session at Cinnabar MT by F. Jay Haynes at the request
of Conductor J.J. Clark at the Park Branch terminus. Mary mentions
Conductor Clark. It is believed he is standing closest to the
front of the locomotive. The original train spur leaving Livingston
toward Yellowstone was stopped due to problems with right of
way. A station, post office and small town called Cinnabar was
formed at the terminus. Cinnabar, MT was dismantled in 1903 following
the dedication of the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner.