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Celebrating History: Raid on Shorty Young saloon a debacle


October 12, 2018

By Emily Mayer

Tongues were wagging and rumors rampant in Hill County 100 years ago, not just on one front, but on two and both being joined at the hip. Due to last week’s Internet outage, I wasn’t able to get last week’s column out on time, but these two stories promised plenty of discussion at home coffee klatches and local taverns in the days of yore. Hopefully, you will find them as interesting as I have.

In the Oct. 5, 1918 edition of The Havre Plaindealer, a headline ran “Sensational Story Is Badly Exploded-Disagreeable Features in Border Raid Case, Miserable Fizzle Disgusts...

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