Carl M. Yerrington, How Shall Montana Counties Handle Their Tax Deed Land?, circa 1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Yerrington, Carl M. (1885-1974)
Title
Carl M. Yerrington, How Shall Montana Counties Handle Their Tax Deed Land?
Dates
circa 1937
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 0127, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Carl M. Yerrington, How Shall Montana Counties Handle Their Tax Deed Land? essay concerns the disposition of land whose ownership reverted to county governments as a result of the previous owner’s failure to pay property taxes. As a result of the “bust” of homesteading claims in eastern Montana starting around 1918, significant acreage had become abandoned when farmers could no longer afford to either pay their taxes or even stay on the land. The management of these parcels fell to the county governments, and Yerrington’s essay proposes solutions to the problem as well as its detailed description.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Carl Maurice Yerrington was born in Kansas City, Kansas on December 31, 1885. He moved to Montana sometime before 1918 and lived for a time in Fergus County. He eventually lived in Billings and served as a county commissioner for Yellowstone County during the 1940s. He also worked as a regional land appraiser with the U. S. Indian service and, starting in 1954, served as the county manager for Petroleum County in Winnett. Yerrington moved to Florida where he died at Winter Park on June 6, 1974.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Yerrington’s essay concerns the disposition of land whose ownership reverted to county governments as a result of the previous owner’s failure to pay property taxes. As a result of the “bust” of homesteading claims in eastern Montana starting around 1918, significant acreage had become abandoned when farmers could no longer afford to either pay their taxes or even stay on the land. The management of these parcels fell to the county governments, and Yerrington’s essay proposes solutions to the problem as well as its detailed description.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Real property
  • Real property -- Montana
  • Tax-sales
  • Tax-sales -- Montana
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Essays