You stated in the Sunday article that Gillette started dumping garbage at the “South Landfill” in the 1950s. That is incorrect. The City Dump was moved to that location in December 1942 (according to an article in the Dec. 17, 1942, edition of the News-Record) on land that had recently been purchased from S.D. Perry (an early day newspaper publisher in Gillette).
At that time, the new dump was approximately 2 miles from the then City Hall, putting it well out of town. The old City Dump had been on the hill south of City Park (the present location of the Saunders Subdivision).