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Celebrating History: Lots of news from the courts


By Emily Maher

The courtroom was the place to be according to the May 3 and 10 issues of The Havre Plaindealer. Lengthy articles ran in both papers about all the drama our ancestors were creating in one form or another.

William Hill was acquitted of maiming livestock. Hill had a homestead near Simpson. According to the Plaindealer: “There had been little expectation by many of a conviction in this case as the evidence was not generally considered strong.”

State Assistant Attorney General A. A. Grorud prosecuted the case on behalf of County Attorney Stranahan, and the defending attor...

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