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Celebrating history: Natural gas found in Havre


May 30, 2014

Courtesy photo

The first Havre High School is shown in this undated photo. One hundred years ago this week, the school was planning commencement and the prom.

We continue to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory with this 21st installment in this series. The following entries were found in the May 30, 1914 issue of The Hill County Democrat, complete with grammatical and spelling errors.

Gas Directors Hold Meeting

Building Operations Have Begun

Volumn Not Yet Known

Enough Has Been Discovered For Commercial Purposes.

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Havre Gas Co. was held at the city hall on Thursday evening, and all of the conditions governing the situation were thoroughly discussed and go...

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Reader Comments


HHS1966 writes:

Thank you Emily, Say hi to your mom, please. Regards, John Compton

EmilyMayer writes:

The HHS pictured was at the same site as the 2nd HHS that you would remember, John. After it burned, they simply cleaned up the site and started building a new high school! I hope this helps you!

EmilyMayer writes:

I will have to look at a Polk Directory for the exact address, I remember where it was at but I don't have the address number. The HS shown was built in 1909 and burned in 17. The 2nd HS was built in 18 and razed in 84. The current HS was built in 64; after 64 the 2nd HS became the Jr. High and remained so until 83-84, when the new Jr. High was built, now called the Middle School Thanks for your support, John, it is truly appreciated! My mom, Darleen O'Donnell Mayer, graduated in 66, too.

hhs1966 writes:

I love to read about early Havre. Thank you for the efforts to write early Havre and area history. Does anyone know the address for this Havre High School? When it was built, demolished, and old HHS (corner of 4th ave and 7th st) when was this one built and demolished. Thanks John Compton HHS 1966

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