Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022
Did you know the man with the monkey? Growing up, my family always spoke about “the trained monkey behind the hotel,” with enough various stories that led my child mind to believe it might be true. It turns out that the man and the monkey were real, and he had other trained animals.
Ed Young arrived in Phillips County from Wales, North Dakota, in 1915 and homesteaded north of Wagner, where he farmed until 1933. He went to work for the AAA and Milk River Resettlement Administration until that project was completed, at which point he operated the Park Station for Westland Oil Company and...