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By Tim Leeds 

Magera tells of homesteading, gangs, KKK in Havre 100 years ago

 

September 24, 2018

Havre Daily News/Tim Leeds

Historian and retired Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera talks Friday in Havre Inn and Suites about Havre at the turn of the 19th century. Magera's presentation, the last in the H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Board Summer Speaker Series, was held during Havre Festival Days after the dedication of Mural Park at the mural depiction of Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump at the hotel. See photos of the mural and dedication at www.havredailynews.com/.

People heard about an entirely different town from 100 years ago during the final presentation of the H. Earl Clack Summer Speaker Series.

Historian and retired Havre High School history teacher Jim Magera regaled attendees with tales of an enormous military fort, homesteaders flooding into eastern Montana, gangs robbing banks, liquor flowing north and south across the Canadian border during prohibition and the local Klu Klux Klan making contributions to society.

The presentation came after the dedication of Mural Park at Havre Inn and Suites. The park includes a mural of Wahkpa Chu'gn Bu...



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