By Tim Leeds 

Swastika-like display causes controversy


Symbol on 1920s quilt misinterpreted

A nearly century-old quilt raised some eyebrows at the Holiday Village Mall in Havre during December, and some discussion at the monthly meeting of the board of the county museum Monday.

The topic was a quilt made by residents of the Bear's Paw Mountains in the 1920s for an ill neighbor, which included the names of all the people who worked on the quilt embroidered on squares within the pattern.

The quilt was taken down from display after people walking through the mall complained to mall and mall store employees about the pattern — which resembled...

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