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 By Emily Mayer    Local    July 1, 2016

Celebrating History: The Great Northern Stampede

The Great Northern Stampede was the big news in the papers this week 100 years ago. Lengthy articles outlined the event, announced Canadians and prominent people planning to attend, and said to expect thousands of people competing, workingand...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    March 4, 2016

Celebrating history: Fighting liquor

J. K. Bramble continued his crusade against underage drinking and the tango in the March 4, 1916 issue of The Hill County Democrat. He printed a letter from E. J. Huston, pastor of the Methodist Church, and an editorial from the Hill County Beacon...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    February 12, 2016

Celebrating history: Things set up in courthouse

The newspapers 100 years ago this week announced that it was very cold. However, that did not stop the people of this area from conducting business and having fun. The Feb. 12, 1916 issue of The Hill...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 29, 2016

Celebrating history: Put a lid on gambling

In last week's column, there was a letter from a Mr. Wilson calling Havre "One Wicked Little City." Its contents had clearly been maligning Havre's vices and its prominence within the business...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 28, 2016

Ole Goat - a 96-year tradition continues

As Great Falls High and Havre High boys’ basketball teams get ready to battle each other this week, they are participating in a nearly 96-year tradition-playing for the Ole Goat. The Ole Goat is a hand-carved mountain goat sculpture donated by...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 22, 2016

Celebrating history: Members heading east to buy furniture for Masonic Temple

By Emily Mayer The news in the papers 100 years ago was varied and diverse. We start with news from The Havre Plaindealer in its Jan. 22, 1916 issue. GO EAST TO BUY FURNITURE FOR TEMPLE Wm. Kendig and Thos. McKenzie left this week for Grand Rapids...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 8, 2016

Celebrating history:

The new year of 1916 had come and gone, and Havre’s progress continued to march on. Believe it or not, Havre had four newspapers at this time 100 years ago. We are blessed to have three of the four newspapers on microfilm at Havre-Hill County...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    December 11, 2015

Celebrating history: Churches were busy in 1915

News of churches dominated the newspapers this week 100 years ago. In the Dec. 11, 1915 issue of The Hill County Democrat, the Methodists were making good use of the newly finished basement of their...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    October 23, 2015

Celebrating history: Life in 1915

News regarding buildings this week 100 years ago tapered off in the newspapers, but there were some things still going on. The Oct. 23, 1915 issues of The Havre Plaindealer and The Hill County...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    March 6, 2015

Celebrating history: Where to put the courthouse?

Emily Mayer For the 10th installment of this series, Year of the Buildings, the debate goes on as to where the courthouse would be built. People were taking sides, and this included newspaper owners. The Hill County Democrat was clearly in favor of...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    February 13, 2015

Celebrating history: Kremlin hotel burns

In last week’s column, I mentioned that a hotel in Kremlin had burned. Here is a column of that fire from the Kremlin Chancellor, published in the Feb. 12, 1915 issue of the Hingham Review, complete with misspellings: $12,000 HOTEL BURNED DOWN... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    January 30, 2015

Celebrating History: Where to put courthouse

There was plenty of news regarding buildings in this week’s papers from 100 years ago. In the Jan. 30, 1915 issue of The Havre Plaindealer, we find: COMMISSIONERS CAN CHANGE THE SITE Attorney General Sustains the County Attorney. The Hill county... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    December 12, 2014

Celebrating history: More news on women

Women and women’s issues dominated the local news in the Hingham Review’s Dec. 11, 1914 issue. For this 49th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and 125th anniversary of statehood, we read: Fairview Literary is... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    December 5, 2014

Celebrating history: Churches have lots of news

By Emily Mayer We go back to Box Elder for this 48th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and the 125th anniversary of statehood. In the Dec. 4, 1914 issue of The Box Elder Valley Press, there were... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    November 7, 2014

Celebrating history: Election 1914 with suffrage, bonds and social news

It was election time in 1914. Elected officials were chosen, and some ballot issues were also voted on. Two are of particular interest. The first issue had statewide impact-the passage of women's...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    October 31, 2014

Celebrating history: 'Bad woman' won't register to vote

We return to Hingham for the 43rd installment of this series honoring the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and the 125th anniversary of statehood. Information comes from the October 30, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review. Last week, we read The... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    October 24, 2014

Celebrating History: voting on the courthouse

For this 42nd installment honoring the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and 125th anniversary of statehood, we examine articles from the Oct. 23, 1914 issue of The Box Elder Valley Press. The big news was in regard to a bond issue that would... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    October 17, 2014

Celebrating the past: More history from Hingham Review

There were several small local-interest articles in the Oct. 16, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review. The following are featured for this 41st of statehood, complete with misspelling: New Saloon Opened On Wednesday of this week Ashton More opened his...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    October 3, 2014

Celebrating history: The saga of Hingham's park

We return to Hingham for the 39th installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and 125th anniversary of statehood. The Friday, Oct. 2, 1914 issue of the Hingham Review contained the following articles: TO... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    September 26, 2014

Celebrating history: The Blaine, Phillips split

We take a look at the Sept. 25, 1914 issue of The Havre Plaindealer for this 38th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory and 125th anniversary of our statehood. Front page... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    September 12, 2014

Celebrating history: time for the fair

We take a look at what was in the Sept. 12, 1914 issue of The Hill County Democrat for this 36th installment of this series celebrating Montana Territory's 150th anniversary and the 125th anniversary... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    September 5, 2014

Celebrating history: Boone's drug store displays mug

There was quite a bit of local news on the front page of the Sept. 5, 1914, issue of The Havre Plaindealer. We examine this issue for this 35th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of... Full story

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    August 22, 2014

Celebrating History: War news at the top of Page 1

For the 33rd installment of this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory, we find out what is going on in Box Elder. The Box Elder Valley Press’ Aug. 21, 1914 issue had the latest score pertaining to the piano contest. Marion...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    August 15, 2014

Celebrating history: War aside, lots in the Hingham Review

The Hingham Review’s Aug. 14, 1914 issue had articles on the war in Europe (World War I), problems in Mexico and news from our nation’s capital. Closer to home, here are some entries for this 32 installment of this series celebrating the 150th...

 
 By Emily Mayer    Local    August 1, 2014

Celebrating History: 100 years ago in the Hingham Review

We will take a look at the Hingham Review’s July 31, 1914, issue for this 13th installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of the creation of Montana Territory. A Card Upon my departure from Montana I take the occasion to thus testify my regard...

 

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