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Celebrating History: War news dominates

 

March 16, 2018



By Emily Mayer

War news dominated most of the Havre Plaindealer’s March 16, 1918 edition. We found that Montana was “far behind in thrift campaign,” stating we were 56 percent behind in our proportionment. This was measured by the sale of stamps sold specifically for the effort, with only Wibaux, Granite, Deer Lodge and Meagher counties reporting at 100 percent. Hill County was near the bottom at 16 percent. Perhaps we were exercising thrift in a different manner, keeping money in our pockets instead of buying war stamps.

There were the now predictable announcements that the grain...



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