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These brothers roots are tied to Havre

 


The eyes of a 66-year-old man scanned the typed text in the large, burgundy, leather-bound book. His fingers flipped through the yellowed, but not even close to tattered, pages. A passage caught his eye.

"It says here that in November of 1922, someone could be fined $1,000 for anything he declared illegal," the man said.

The he is George Blake Bourne, Havre's mayor from 1922 to 1924. The book is a log of City Council meeting minutes from 1913 to 1927. The man reading them is Bourne's grandson, Bill Bourne.

Along with his brother, Jim, Bill Bourne is on a mission to learn about his grandfath...



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