The Crow called this the place of dry skulls or “dry heads”.
The Land I Loved; In remembrance of those who struggled, survived and loved this beautiful, harsh land.
Buffalo Jump near Dry Head Ranch was once piled high with buffalo skulls.
U.S. POST MASTERS DRY HEAD AREA 1919-1945
There were post offices (in residences)-in Dry Head, Hillsboro, Shriver, and Ewing ,MT. The Post Masters were 4th class.
- James Newton Ellis-July 2, 1919
- William Blythe-August 25, 1924
- Jesse M. Hoagland-February 27, 1933
- Ruth Elizabeth French Smith-February 27, 1937 (located at the late Bert Smith Ranch)
- Ruth Elizabeth French (Smith) Curen-(at Clarence Curen’s ranch)-following marriage to Clarence Curen, June 1938
- Ruth Elizabeth French (Smith) (Curen) Weber-(at the former Delbert Thorton Smith’s ranch-following her marriage to Henry Weber, March, 1940)
DRY HEAD POST OFFICE CLOSED -AUGUST 31,1945
Boxes received from Jesse Hoagland and delivered to widow, Ruth Elizabeth French Smith, when the post office for Dry Head was relocated to the Smith Ranch Jan 1937.