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Celebrating History: War news fills the paper


August 24, 2018

By Emily Mayer

There was so much war-related news in the Aug. 24, 1918, edition of The Havre Plaindealer, it will be a challenge to get it all in this week’s column, but I’ll try.

War always creates casualties, and this week we learn one of our own has fallen for freedom’s cause.


William Cross, son of George H. Cross of Joplin and Mrs. Minnie Cross of Havre, was killed in action, August 15.

William formerly attended school in Havre and was one of the first Hill county boys to enlist after war with Germany was declared. Prior to the t...

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