Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

William C. Huntington
William C. Huntington was born on June 27, 1876, at North Platte, Nebraska. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huntington. William C. Huntington came to Yellowstone County, Montana, in 1897 and homesteaded in the Basin Creek area. On June 30, 1899, he married Ella M. Daylong in Billings, Montana. He moved to the Blue Creek area in 1901. In 1913 and 1914, he staged a wild west show and was a bull rider. He later traveled with a wild west show throughout the southern United States. Later in 1921, he began ranching in the Bull Mountains area at Prickett Springs and later moved to Indian Creek. At the age of seventy, he began writing books and published, "They Were Good Men and Salty Cusses," "Both Feet In The Stirrups," and "Aces High." He began writing a weekly story in the Western Livestock Reporter in 1952. Mr. Huntington donated land for the first school in the Blue Creek area. Mr. Huntington was a member of the Eastern Pioneer Association. William C. Hunting passed away on October 15, 1969.
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