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Celebrating History: You can't make this up

 

October 13, 2017



By Emily Mayer

Every now and then, there are a series of events that simply have to be put in the “you can’t make this stuff up” file.

The Montana Attorney General back in 1917 was Sam Ford. He had his eye on the governor’s seat and wanted to use Havre as an example of projecting a tough-on-crime image. Among his actions were charges against then-Hill County Attorney Victor Griggs for not performing “official duties” in not prosecuting crimes of prostitution.

An article splashed across the front page of the Oct. 13, 1917 issue of The Havre Plaindealer proclaims:

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