Thursday, July 31, 2014
One story of how Puppy Dog Coulee was named . Puppy Dog referred to a watering hole or pond in the coulee just a bit south and east of where the Highway patrol office is now. This would be just off 6th Street Southeast. The pond in the 30’s, was deep enough that his horse had to swim across when he was riding. In the drought years it always had water, the watering hole never dried up. Supposedly the Indians named it Puppy Dog but he did not know why. At the turn of the century they would make camp at this spot and had about a mile walk into Minot. I am still looking for any information on how Puppy Dog Coulee got its name.